• Three kayakers enjoying the river.

    Chattahoochee River

    National Recreation Area Georgia

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  • Rising River Waters Can Kill!

    Watch for rapidly rising river levels on the Chattahoochee River and its tributaries. Water released from dams and heavy rain can turn a day on the river into a tragedy! More »

  • Call for Water Release Schedule

    With colder temperatures you can expect longer and more frequent water releases. For water release schedule info, call 1-855-DAM-FLOW (1-855-326-3569) for Buford Dam and 404-329-1455 for Morgan Falls Dam. Save numbers to your cell! More »

Doing Business With The Park

Watercraft Rental, Retail and other Services

The National Park Service (NPS) has issued a prospectus for solicitation of offers for a 10 year concession contract to provide for watercraft rental, retail and Other Services at Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area. For more information visit the Federal Business Opportunities website at https://www.fbo.gov/spg/DOI/NPS/APC-IS/CC-CHAT002-14/listing.html. Visit the NPS Commercial Services website at http://concessions.nps.gov/chat002-14.htm to download a copy of the prospectus.


Commercial Use Authorization (CUA)
A Commercial Use Authorization (CUA) is a permit necessary to conduct business in the park in any way. CUAs can include: fishing instruction, exercise classes, boat rentals, river tours, shuttle services, etc. Applications will only be considered for activities that relate to the park's reason for establishment.

Open the Commercial Use Authorization Instructions. (PDF, revised 01/21/2014)

Open the Application for Commercial Use Authorization form. (PDF, revised 01/21/2014)

Open the 2014 Conditions of This Authorization (sample). (PDF, revised 01/21/2014)

Open the Monthly Commercial Use Authorization River Visitor/Client Report form. (PDF, revised 01/21/2014)

Open the Annual Commercial Use Authorization Visitor/Client Report form. (PDF, revised 03/28/2012)

For addition information about obtaining a CUA please contact the park at 678-538-1200.

Did You Know?

Hickory Horned Devil

While many caterpillars make cocoons to molt into moths and butterflies, some, like the Hickory Horned Devil, bury themselves in the ground over the winter emerging in the Spring fully changed.