• Mist rising of the river at Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area.

    Chattahoochee River

    National Recreation Area Georgia

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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 »

Buford Dam Lower Pool Park Closed for Repairs

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Date: September 29, 2008
Contact: Mark Williams, 770-945-9531

The Corps of Engineers at Lake Lanier announced today that the Lower Pool Park, located below Buford Dam, will be closed 2-3 weeks due to road maintenance. Closure will begin on Monday September 29th. Visitors will be diverted to the nearby Powerhouse Park located on the east side of Buford Dam.

The Powerhouse Park has river access for trout fishermen but does not have a boat ramp.

The Powerhouse Park is open daily from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

For questions contact the Corps of Engineers at 770-945-9531.

Did You Know?

Mist forming on the Chattahoochee - Photo by Tom Wilson

Typically, rivers meander and change course over time. However, the Chattahoochee River is one of the oldest and most stable river channels within the United States, since it's essentially "locked" in place, flowing along the Brevard Fault Zone.