• 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 »

Deadline for Public Comment on National Park Service General Management Plan 6/30/04

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Date: June 30, 2004
Contact: David Ek, Chief of Science and Resource Management, 678-538-1321

The National Park Service is accepting public comment on the draft General Management Plan/ Environmental Impact Statement until July 30. The plan evaluates four alternatives for the future management of the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area over the next 15-20 years. It also defines the strategies that will be implemented to ensure the park is enjoyed by a diverse group of visitors while protecting park resources. Written comments are being accepted by FAX
(770-399-8087 ), email (chat_gmp@nps.gov ), or mail to Superintendent/GMP, Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area, 1978 Island Ford Parkway, Atlanta, GA, 30350. Public comment is needed prior to the plan being finalized.

To review the Draft General Management Plan/Environmental Impact Statement on-line, go to the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area park website at http://www.nps.gov/chat/gmp.htm. Copies of the plan are also available at several public libraries including East Marietta Library in Marietta and the Peachtree Corners Branch in Norcross. A complete list of libraries is included in the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area newsletter, The Journey, also available on the website. For more information, contact the park at 678-538-1321.

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.