• Three kayakers enjoying the river.

    Chattahoochee River

    National Recreation Area Georgia

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  • Johnson Ferry Intermittent Trail Closures

    Representatives of Colonial Pipeline Company will be working on the gas pipeline in the Johnson Ferry North unit. The work will require intermittent trail closures. For your safety please stay on designated trails and obey all trail closures.

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Program Cancellation Policy
We hate cancelling a program! Unfortunately sometimes we have no choice. While some programs fill up early and we must turn people away other times too few people are registered. So please register early to reduce program cancellations.


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Events Upcoming for October

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  • Lecture and Book Signing with Leslie Edwards

    Saturday, October 25, 2014

    Dr. Leslie Edwards, author of “The Natural Communities of Georgia" will talk about the natural communities of the park and will describe the factors that work together to create and sustain these ecoregions. More

  • Volunteer Work Day

    Saturday, November 1, 2014

    Spend your morning in the fresh outdoors lending a hand with various volunteer opportunities. More

  • Historic Paper Mill Walk

    Saturday, November 1, 2014

    Join a ranger-led hike through the forested ridges down to Sope Creek to discover the history behind the beautiful and massive stone ruins. More


Volunteer hard at work on soil stabilization along new trail.


Have you made a habit of visiting the park on a routine basis?

Are you concerned about the health of the park and its resources?

If you can answer yes to any of these questions then join the team, Volunteers In Parks (VIP) team that is, at Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area. As a VIP you can take pride in helping your fellow park visitors while doing what you already enjoy.

Learn more at http://www.nps.gov/chat/supportyourpark/volunteer.htm

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.