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 »
The National Parks: America's Best Idea preview
Contact: Visitor Contact Station, 678-538-1200
Be part of an unprecedented event on September 26 when Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area in partnership with the Chattahoochee Nature Center invite you to make America’s Best Idea – the national parks – even better. Presented by the National Park Service and National Park Foundation, it will be a special day of service and celebration for visitors and volunteers to experience their parks and catch a sneak preview of Ken Burns’s new documentary The National Parks: America’s Best Idea premiering on PBS on September 27.
"We are excited about the opportunity to greet old friends and welcome new visitors to explain how Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area is part of America’s Best Idea,” said Acting Superintendent Scott Pfeninger. “Making that best idea even better is our goal and one we can only accomplish with the support of our visitors, volunteers, and partners.”
To thank volunteers, the park will offer a sneak peak of the new Ken Burns film The National Parks: America’s Best Idea that premieres on September 27. This special screening is being presented at the Chattahoochee Nature Center, located at 9135 Willeo Road, Roswell, Georgia. The “Sneak Peak” will be held at 11:00 am., 12:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m. and 4:00 PM in the auditorium located inside of the Chattahoochee Nature Center.
The Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area event is just one of many occurring in the national parks across the country. The nationwide program is cosponsored by the National Park Foundation (www.nationalparks.org), the National Park Service’s Congressionally chartered philanthropic partner. See www.nps.gov/September26 for more information.
Did You Know?
Jones Bridge spanned the Chattahoochee River from 1904-1922, falling into disrepair in the 1930's. Half of the bridge was "stolen" in 1940, neighbors didn't know the workers cutting the bridge were not authorized to do so until it was too late.