• 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 »

Be a Trail Blazer Volunteer

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Date: July 17, 2006
Contact: Nancy Poe, Chief of Resource Education, 678-538-1241
Contact: Susan Duke, Volunteer Coordinator, 678-538-1244

Do you enjoy hiking, paddling or fishing along the trails at the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area? Are you a frequent visitor at one of our 15 units, such as Cochran Shoals, Island Ford, or Gold Branch? Join the Trail Blazers volunteer group for the National Park Service. The goal of this program is to assist park visitors and to provide an additional set of eyes and ears for park staff along the 48-mile stretch of the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area.

The volunteers will attend a required four hour training course to prepare you on how to assist park visitors, report resource damage, and monitor the park for potential safety hazards. Each member of the team will have the option to receive additional eight hour training in Outdoor First Care. This program will help create a safer and more enjoyable experience for the more than 2.6 million park visitors at the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area.

Sign up today for the four hour spring training course scheduled for April 4th and 6th, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. The Trail Blazers training course will be held at the Chattahoochee River Environmental Education Center, 8615 Barnwell Rd, Alpharetta. To pre-register or for more information, call 678-538-1200.

Did You Know?

Island Ford Visitor Center - Photo by Matt Harr

Hewlett Lodge was once the Summer home of Georgia Superior Court Justice Samuel Hewlett. Construction began in the 1930s, using timber from the near the Okeefenokee Swamp and stone from Stone Mountain, taking six years to complete. Today it is home to the Island Ford Visitor Center.