• 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 »

Hazardous Trees Removed from Park

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Date: September 30, 2010
Contact: Visitor Information Center, 678-538-1200

Beginning October 4, a contract tree service company will be removing hazardous trees at Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area. Trees and brush will be removed along roads and parking areas in a number of units in the park. In addition, trees and vegetation will be cleared in and around historic structures associated with the Marietta Paper Mill ruins located along Sope Creek in the Cochran Shoals unit. Removal of vegetation around the paper mill ruins and retaining walls is intended to prevent further damage to the structures from the growth of roots and limbs. Park visitors are reminded to keep a safe distance from tree felling operations and adhere to directions provided by the tree service company. 

Did You Know?

Hickory Horned Devil

While many caterpillars make cocoons to molt into moths and butterflies, some, like the Hickory Horned Devil, bury themselves in the ground over the winter emerging in the Spring fully changed.