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

    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 »

Columns Drive Site Work to Begin

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Date: July 15, 2009
Contact: Visitor Contact Station, 678-538-1200

On July 27, 2009, the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area will begin site work and installation for a new restroom facility at Cochran Shoals, the Columns Drive entrance. While work is being completed, portions of the parking lot will be periodically closed with physical barriers to prevent visitor parking which might interfere with utility work. Approximately one-quarter of the lot may be closed at a given time. The scheduled operations are expected to last approximately 60-90 days.

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.