• Mist rising of the river at Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area.

    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 »

Accessibility

The park contact station and headquarters located in the historic Hewlett Lodge at Island Ford is accessible with restrooms and drinking fountain.

The picnic shelters at Abbotts Bridge, Johnson Ferry, and Powers Island are all accessible.

Restroom facilities at Jones Bridge, Johnson Ferry, Powers Island, Interstate North entrance to Cochran Shoals and Paces Mill are all accessible.

Handicap parking spaces are designated in all paved parking lots. Entrance fee stations located at parking lots are all accessible.

For more information, contact park staff at 678-538-1200 or email e-mail us

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.