• 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 »

Photos & Multimedia

Gulf Fritillary (Agraulis vanillae)

Gulf Fritillary (Agraulis vanillae)

Written Words Often Fail Us...
when we try to describe the importance and beauty of the Chattahoochee River. Sometimes the story is better told through pictures. Follow these links to pages with new sights of Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area.

But Remember...
as exciting as these pages may be, there's no substitute for being here. So explore these pages and let yourself become inspired to make a greater exploration, in person, of Atlanta's most misunderstood resource.

Did You Know?

Rock overhang at Island Ford - Photo by Matt Harr

Prehistoric people would shelter under the large rock overhangs found along the Chattahoochee River. Indian village sites once flourished along this rich corridor of fertile soils.