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 »
Columns Drive Parking Lot Closed at Cochran Shoals
Contact: Visitor Contact Station, 678-538-1200
On Wednesday August 26, 2009, the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area will close the parking lot at the Columns Drive entrance to Cochran Shoals. The closure is to accommodate the installation of a new restroom facility at the parking lot. The new facility is prefabricated and will arrive on three tractor trailer trucks. In addition, intermittent closures of the parking lot may occur the day before and the day after the installation. Funding for this project is through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.
Did You Know?
A U.S. Coast Guard approved Personal Flotation Device (PFD) is required for each person onboard a watercraft. Any child under the age of 13 is required to wear a PFD while the watercraft is underway. A watercraft is defined as any boat, inner tube, air mattress, or any other floating device.