• Three kayakers enjoying the river.

    Chattahoochee River

    National Recreation Area Georgia

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    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 »

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    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 »

Protect Your National Park - Be A Trail Blazer Volunteer

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Date: October 31, 2007
Contact: Nancy Walther, 678-538-1241

Do you enjoy hiking, paddling or fishing along the trails at the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area?  Are you a frequent visitor at one of our 15 units, such as Cochran Shoals, Island Ford, or Gold Branch?  Join the Trail Blazers volunteer group for the National Park Service. 

The goal of this program is to assist park visitors and to provide an additional set of eyes and ears for park staff along the 48-mile stretch of the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area.  The volunteers will attend a required four hour training course to prepare you on how to assist park visitors, report resource damage, and monitor the park for potential safety hazards.  Each member of the team will have the option to receive additional eight hour training in Outdoor First Care.  This program will help create a safer and more enjoyable experience for the more than 2.6 million park visitors at the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area.

Sign up today for the four hour training course scheduled for November 27th and 29th,  from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The Trail Blazers training course will be held at the Chattahoochee River Island Ford Lodge, 1978 Island Ford Pkwy, Sandy Springs. 

To pre-register or for more information, call 678-538-1200.

Did You Know?

Visit the Hooch!

That the word Chattahoochee means painted rock in the Cherokee language. The Cherokee made their homes along the Chattahoochee River for thousands of years until they were forced out in the 1830s.