• 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 »

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?

Jones Bridge ruins - Photo by Matt Harr

Jones Bridge spanned the Chattahoochee River from 1904-1922, falling into disrepair in the 1930's. Half of the bridge was "stolen" in 1940, neighbors didn't know the workers cutting the bridge were not authorized to do so until it was too late.