• 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?

A Rainbow Trout before release - Photo by Russell Virgilio

All Trout have a protective membrane or "slime coat" that covers their scales and is their first line of defense against infection and disease. Damage to this coating can severely hurt the fish. Wetting your hands or limiting contact with the fish increases the likelihood that the fish will survive.