• 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 »

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.

Recent EAs:


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?

Life Jackets Required

A U.S. Coast Guard approved Personal Flotation Device (PFD) is required for each person onboard a watercraft. Any child under the age of 13 is required to wear a PFD while the watercraft is underway. A watercraft is defined as any boat, inner tube, air mattress, or any other floating device.