• Three kayakers enjoying the river.

    Chattahoochee River

    National Recreation Area Georgia

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  • Johnson Ferry Intermittent Trail Closures

    Representatives of Colonial Pipeline Company will be working on the gas pipeline in the Johnson Ferry North unit. The work will require intermittent trail closures. For your safety please stay on designated trails and obey all trail closures.

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?

Jones Bridge ruins - Photo by Matt Harr

Jones Bridge spanned the Chattahoochee River from 1904-1922, falling into disrepair in the 1930s. Half of the bridge was "stolen" in 1940, neighbors didn't know the workers cutting the bridge were not authorized to do so until it was too late.