• 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 »

Paces Mill Site Clean Up Complete and Re-opened 5/12/03

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Date: May 12, 2003
Contact: David Ek, Chief of Science Resource Management, 678-538-1321

On May 7, 2003 the Paces Mill area of Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area was temporarily closed due to concern for visitor safety. The heavy rainstorms experienced in the area last week had caused many sewer lines in or near the river to overload causing overflow of raw sewage into the tributary creeks and streams of the Chattahoochee River and on to the surrounding parklands. 

Cobb County Water System responded quickly, cleaning up Paces Mill area located off of Cobb County Parkway. This section of Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area is now reopened to the public.

For additional information please contact the park headquarters at (678) 538-1321.

Did You Know?

Mist forming on the Chattahoochee - Photo by Tom Wilson

Typically, rivers meander and change course over time. However, the Chattahoochee River is one of the oldest and most stable river channels within the United States, since it's essentially "locked" in place, flowing along the Brevard Fault Zone.