• 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 »

America's Best Idea - Day of Service

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Date: September 4, 2009
Contact: Visitor Contact Station, 678-538-1200

Join the National Park Service in making America’s Best Idea – the National Parks – even better. On Saturday September 26, 2009, National Public Lands Day, the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area in cooperation with the National Park Foundation and Take Pride in America, will begin trail improvements at the Vickery Creek unit.


The plan is to have several small trail projects that can be completed the same day. There will be a lunch provided to participants at Island Ford unit (Park Headquarters) following the work project. As part of the festivities, the park will offer a sneak preview of Ken Burns’s new documentary The National Parks: America’s Best Idea premiering on PBS September 27. For further information or to register please contact the park at 678-538-1200.

Did You Know?

Hickory Horned Devil

While many caterpillars make cocoons to molt into moths and butterflies, some, like the Hickory Horned Devil, bury themselves in the ground over the winter emerging in the Spring fully changed.