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 »
Park Unit Closed, Johnsons Ferry North
Contact: Park Headquarters, 678-538-1200
The Johnson Ferry North Unit of the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area is closed through Monday, February 21. Due to unexpected work being performed by Colonial Pipeline at the unit, the park staff deemed the area to be unsafe for park visitors. Colonial will be encasing the pipeline underneath Johnson Ferry Rd. Unless there are any unforeseen problems that arise, Johnson Ferry North should be re-opened on Tuesday, February 22.
Did You Know?
That the word Chattahoochee means painted rock in the Cherokee language. The Cherokee made their homes along the Chattahoochee River for thousands of years until they were forced out in the 1830s.