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 »
07/27/2013Location: Morgan Falls Dam Park to Cochran Shoals - Powers Island Time: 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM Fee Information: Make Reservation Contact Name: Island Ford Visitor Contact Station Contact Phone Number: 678-538-1200
Make a big splash at the coolest event this summer, the Sixth Annual Summer Splash! Float in a kayak, canoe or raft and beat the heat in your six-mile journey of discovery down the Chattahoochee River.
Your River Journey
With daytime temperatures heating up, Summer Splash offers a day of cool relief. Paddle and drift past the river's natural grandeur; witness a great blue heron in flight or the riffles of a river otter swimming. Plan on your river journey taking approximately 3 hours, depending on the rivers current and how much time is actually spent paddling! After completing the float enjoy an afternoon of music, food, and fun for the entire family at the Powers Island festivities.
Two shuttle bus routes will operate during the Summer Splash. The shuttle bus transporting boaters from the MEAG Power parking lot to Morgan Falls Dam will operate from 9 a.m. to noon. The shuttle bus transporting boaters from Powers Island back to your vehicle at the MEAG Power parking lot will operate from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Missing the last shuttle to your vehicle will result in a half mile walk, don't miss it!
Once you have registered for the Summer Splash make arrangements to rent a canoe, kayak, or raft from one of the parks authorized outfitters. Make your boat reservations early! On the day of the Summer Splash you must park your vehicle at the MEAG Power parking lot, 1470 River Edge Parkway, Sandy Springs (map), and catch the free shuttle bus to Morgan Falls Dam. The outfitter will meet you at Morgan Falls Dam and provide you with a boat, paddles, and U.S. Coast Guard approved Personal Flotation Devices (PFDs). Upon completing the Summer Splash please clear the boat landing area as quickly as possible returning your rental equipment to the outfitter at Powers Island! Relax and enjoy the activities at Powers Island before catching the free shuttle back to your vehicle.
Bring your boat, paddles, U.S. Coast Guard approved Personal Flotation Devices (PFDs), and any other items you plan on taking with you to Morgan Falls Dam (map). After dropping off any passengers and your equipment at Morgan Falls Dam park your vehicle at the MEAG Power parking lot, 1470 River Edge Parkway, Sandy Springs (map),and return on the free shuttle bus. The last return shuttle to Morgan Falls Dam is noon and there is no parking at Morgan Falls Dam! Upon completing the Summer Splash please clear the boat landing area as quickly as possible of all your equipment! Relax and enjoy the activities at Powers Island before catching the free shuttle back to your vehicle.
Reservations for the Summer Splash are required; please call 678-538-1200 to make your reservation, space is limited!
The Summer Splash is hosted by Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area and Sandy Springs Hospitality & Tourism.