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 »
Second Annual Chattahoochee River Summer Splash
Contact: Visitor Contact Station, 678-538-1200
On July 25, 2009, the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area is hosting the Chattahoochee River Summer Splash, a 6-mile float down the River from Morgan Falls Dam to Powers Island. This event is hosted in partnership with Sandy Springs Hospitality and Tourism and Coca-Cola. The Summer Splash is designed to bring families back to the Chattahoochee River and to enjoy all that it has to offer.
The park will provide a FREE shuttle that will run from the RiverEdge Center parking lot (located next to the Powers Island Unit) to Morgan Falls Dam from 8:30 a.m. to noon. All participants must park at this location and be shuttled to Morgan Falls Dam. Following the float, there will be live music, various exhibitors, food vendors, self guided hikes, and crafts for children. A shuttle will also be provided from 12:30.p.m. to 4.p.m., from Powers Island to the RiverEdge Center parking lot.
This event is FREE to the public, although registration with the park is required. The only cost to participants is boat rental, but people are welcome to bring their own raft, canoe, or kayak. Participants need to drop their boat off at Morgan Falls Dam in the morning, along with a member of their party, prior to parking their vehicle at RiverEdge Center; National Park Service volunteers will also be available to help safeguard boats and equipment.
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.