• 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 »

Sidewalk Construction at Island Ford

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Date: October 8, 2009
Contact: Visitor Contact Station, 678-538-1200

On Tuesday October 13, 2009, sidewalk installation will begin at the Island Ford unit of Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area.  The new sidewalk will be adjacent to the entrance road to the park. The sidewalk is being installed to separate pedestrians from vehicle traffic entering the park.


Construction will be on the left side of the road as you enter the park beginning at the entrance gate. No road closures are anticipated during construction. As always use caution while driving on park roads. Construction is expected to last 4 weeks.

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.