• Three kayakers enjoying the river.

    Chattahoochee River

    National Recreation Area Georgia

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    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.

Park Planning

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Tom Wilson

General Management Plan
The General Management Plan and Environmental Impact Statement is the basic guidance document for managing the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area for the next twenty years.


Parks for the People
The Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area is one of seven NPS sites nationwide partnering with the Van Alen Institute in Parks for the People: A Student Competition to Reimagine America's National Parks.



Environmental Assessments
An Environmental Assessment (EA) is a brief National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) document that is prepared to (a) help determine whether the impact of a proposal or alternatives could be significant; (b) aid NPS in compliance with NEPA by evaluating a proposal that will have no significant impacts, but that may have measurable adverse impacts; or (c) evaluate a proposal that either is not described on the list of categorically excluded actions, or is on the list but exceptional circumstances (section 3.5) apply.

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Wetlands Statement of Findings
A Wetlands Statement of Findings (WSOF) documents the rationale for identifying a preferred planning alternative that has adverse impacts on wetlands, explains why no alternatives with less wetland impacts were practicable, and otherwise documents compliance with the policies and requirements of D.O. #77-1 and these procedures.

Recent WSOFs

Did You Know?

Mist forming on the Chattahoochee - Photo by Tom Wilson

Typically, rivers meander and change course over time. However, the Chattahoochee River is one of the oldest and most stable river channels within the United States, since it's essentially "locked" in place, flowing along the Brevard Fault Zone.