• 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 »

Brochures

 

Checklist of Reptiles and Amphibians (PDF)

Have you ever wondered how many different species of reptiles and amphibians you have seen in the park over the years? Download and print a copy of this checklist and start keeping track. If you happen to find a species in the park that is not on the list take a clear photograph and note its location. Report your finding to the park to help support the park scientist.

Educational Programs (PDF)

The Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area strives to help educate people of all ages to the park and its resources. We offer curriculum-based programming, free of charge, to educational groups upon request.

 

Environmental Education Training Workshops (PDF)

These workshops are open to private and public school teachers, nature center instructors, resources agency educators, youth organization leaders, and all interested volunteers. This brochure will tell you all about the workshops, dates, times, location and cost. This is a great way for teachers to receive PLU staff development credit.

Maps

Give your memory a break! Nearly every trail junction throughout the park has a map of the unit with your current location. But what happens when you need a map between trail junctions? You hope you memorized the right map features from the last map you looked at… or pull out your own map from your back pocket. Here is the place to download and print the trail maps in the park. Happy Trails!

 

River Guide (PDF 1.56MB)

The beautiful river and the land along it have a rich history dating back for centuries. The word Chattahoochee is American Indian and is thought to mean "River of Painted Rocks." The Cherokee referred to the Chattahoochee River Corridor as the Enchanted Land. This guide is designed to help you discover the enchantment.

Did You Know?

A Rainbow Trout before release - Photo by Russell Virgilio

All Trout have a protective membrane or "slime coat" that covers their scales and is their first line of defense against infection and disease. Damage to this coating can severely hurt the fish. Wetting your hands or limiting contact with the fish increases the likelihood that the fish will survive.