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 »
Abbotts Bridge Reopened 10/29/03
Contact: Richard Lutz, Facility Manager, 678-538-1301
The Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area has reopened the Abbotts Bridge Unit, as of October 24, 2003. Abbotts was closed on May 19, 2003 due to a bridge failure. Heavy rainstorms caused a tributary stream of the Chattahoochee River to overflow and undercut the entrance roadway. The serious erosion undercut two stream culverts, which caused the roadway to collapse.
The Federal Highway Administration worked with the park to restore access to the area as quickly as possible.
Did You Know?
The Island Ford Visitor Contact Station was once the Summer family home of former Georgia Superior Court Judge Samuel Hewlett. Construction began in the 1930's, using timber from the Okeefenokee Swamp and stone from Stone Mountain, taking six years to complete.