• 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 »

Schedule Of Events

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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Walk With A Ranger

Mondays and Wednesdays

Here's a great way to enjoy your lunch hour in the park while getting in shape. Both walks are in the Cochran Shoals unit. On Mondays we meet at the Interstate North entrance and on Wednesday we meet at the Sope Creek entrance.
 
Run With A Ranger

Tuesdays through Fridays

Here's a great way to enjoy your lunch hour jog with a park ranger at your side.
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Events Upcoming for April

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  • Frog Frolic

    Friday, April 18, 2014

    Start the evening with songs around a campfire while roasting marshmallows. Then join the ranger led night hike around Sibley Pond, looking and listening for frogs and other nocturnal wildlife. More

  • Earth Week Campfire, Reptile Program, and Night Hike

    Saturday, April 19, 2014

    Gather around the campfire for songs and stories to kick off Earth Week and National Park Week at Chattahoochee River Environmental Education Center. With the darkness comes the ranger led walk back on the deck we'll learn all about our guest reptiles. More

  • Frog Frolic

    Friday, April 25, 2014

    Start the evening with songs around a campfire while roasting marshmallows. Then join the ranger led night hike around Sibley Pond, looking and listening for frogs and other nocturnal wildlife. More

  • Earth Week River Float and Clean Up

    Saturday, April 26, 2014

    Bring your own canoe or kayak and join a park ranger for a leisurely float from Johnson Ferry to Paces Mill, a diverse section of the Chattahoochee River. More

  • Forest Walk, Spring Flora, Ferns, and Fun

    Sunday, April 27, 2014

    Join the Georgia Botanical Society and Park Naturalist Jerry Hightower for a look at late summer wildflowers, ferns, and perhaps a salamander or two in this beautiful area. More

 
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Volunteer hard at work on soil stabilization along new trail.

Volunteer

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?

Great Blue Heron hunting for food - Photo by Tom Wilson

Great Blue Herons stand up to four feet tall and have special feathers that dissolve into powder. They use a serrated middle claw to distribute the powder which they use for preening or cleaning themselves.