• Mist rising of the river at Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area.

    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 »

Replace/Rehabilitate Hewlett Field River Access

The Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area desires to improve access to shared resources at the Island Ford unit of the park. The purpose of the design-build for Hewlett Field Access Road Improvement Project is to provide concessionaires and park visitors an improved public access road to Hewlett Field and the boat launch area. This project would provide a well-designed, sustainable access road to the Hewlett Field area of the Island Ford unit of the park. The current access road is gravel, poorly routed, incongruously contoured, and used only as an emergency/administrative access to the field. The design-build project also includes grading and improvements to a portion of the walking trail near the visitors contact station. The completed project would improve the walking trail to provide better access and facilitate the use of the river access point by individuals and groups.

Hewlett Field Access Road Draft EA (4.0 MB, PDF file)

Did You Know?

Jones Bridge ruins - Photo by Matt Harr

Jones Bridge spanned the Chattahoochee River from 1904-1922, falling into disrepair in the 1930's. 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.