• Three kayakers enjoying the river.

    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?

A Rainbow Trout before release - Photo by Russell Virgilio

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.