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 »
Chattahoochee River Improves Seven Boat Ramp Locations
Contact: Nancy Poe, 678-538-1241
“A number of locations along the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area will be under construction through next spring,” said Superintendent Kevin Cheri.
In late June, the Chattahoochee River NRA began a year long river access construction project to improve the boat ramps.
The nature of this project has a high level of complexity, due to fluctuation with weather and the river flow and velocity. Therefore, the schedulemay change during the course of construction. The projected schedule below represents the park staff’s best efforts to anticipate the course and sequence of this project.
Location Construction Dates
Palisades Sandy Point Step Down Ramp mid June-late July
Whitewater Creek Step Down Ramp late July–late August
Settles Bridge Step Down Ramp late August–mid October
Jones Bridge Boat Ramp mid October–late November
Johnson Ferry Boat Ramp early December-late January
Abbotts Bridge Boat Ramp late January-Mid March
Paces Mill Boat Ramp mid March-early May
Throughout the time of construction, access points will be closed to all public use and alternative points will need to be utilized for river access or egress. During construction of the Paces Mill location, alternative access will be established for public use in the same general location.
“Everything is being done to keep river access disruptions to a minimum,” said Cheri. “I encourage our park visitors to contact me if they have any questions or concerns.”
For more information, please view the most current schedule or call 678-538-1210 or email CHAT_Superintendent@nps.gov.
Did You Know?
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.