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?
All Trout have a protective membrane or "slime coat" that covers their scales and is their first line of defense against infection and disease. Damage to this coating can severely hurt the fish. Wetting your hands or limiting contact with the fish increases the likelihood that the fish will survive.