• 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 »

Coyote Tests Positive for Rabies 12/15/04

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Date: December 15, 2004
Contact: Nancy Poe, Chief of Resource Education, 678-538-1241

A park visitor was bit by a rabid coyote while walking his dog on Sunday, December 12. The incident occurred at the Sope Creek location of the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area. Cobb County Police were first to respond and isolated the coyote until Cobb County Animal Control arrived to retrieve the animal. The park visitor received a small bite wound and will now proceed with the series of rabies shots. Park visitors are advised to stay clear of the wildlife while enjoying the park. For more information, please contact 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.