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
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?
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.