• 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 »

Many Areas Open at the Chattahoochee

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Date: October 5, 2009
Contact: Visitor Contact Station, 678-538-1200

Park staff and volunteers have assessed the flood damages and have begun repairs and cleanup to areas in and along the Chattahoochee River. The bacteria count has reduced to a safe level and the previously closed Chattahoochee River from Holcomb Bridge south to Peachtree Creek has been reopened for recreational use. The fitness trail at Cochran Shoals has been reopened; this includes Interstate North and Columns Drive. Several areas remain closed due to extensive flood damage and these include Paces Mill, Johnson Ferry, Whitewater, and the parking lot at Vickery Creek. Boat ramps that remain closed are Paces Mill, Whitewater, and Johnson Ferry.

 

Did You Know?

Great Blue Heron hunting for food - Photo by Tom Wilson

Great Blue Herons stand up to four feet tall and have special feathers that dissolve into powder. They use a serrated middle claw to distribute the powder which they use for preening or cleaning themselves.