• Three kayakers enjoying the river.

    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

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  • A Sibley Pond Campfire and Night Walk

    Friday, August 8, 2014

    Enjoy the warmth of a campfire and discover nature after the sun sets with a leisurely guided night time walk around Sibly Pond. More

  • Kids' Fishing Day, Back to School

    Saturday, August 9, 2014

    Learn how to fish like Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn with a cane pole and a cork bobber! More

  • Discover Nature on the Lutra Loop Trail

    Saturday, August 9, 2014

    Join a park ranger for a late summer walk through the floodplain forest with vistas of the beautiful Chattahoochee River. More

  • Summer Moonrise Campfire and Night Hikes

    Saturday, August 9, 2014

    Join the National Park Service for a summer sunset followed by a moonrise over the river. More

  • Forest Walk, Gold Branch Loop Trail

    Wednesday, August 13, 2014

    Walk through a nearby hardwood forest supporting a thriving diversity of native ferns, flowering shrubs, and wildflowers and view Bull Sluice Lake from a different view. More

  • Paddle With A Ranger! Sunset on the River

    Thursday, August 14, 2014

    Bring your own canoe or kayak and join a park ranger for a leisurely float through the Palisades, a beautiful section of the Chattahoochee River. As twilight fades we will load our boats and depart the park just as darkness arrives. More

  • Paddle With A Ranger! Sunset on the River

    Friday, August 15, 2014

    Bring your own canoe or kayak and join a park ranger for a leisurely float through the Palisades, a beautiful section of the Chattahoochee River. As twilight fades we will load our boats and depart the park just as darkness arrives. More

  • Paddle With A Ranger! Sunset on the River

    Friday, August 22, 2014

    Bring your own canoe or kayak and join a park ranger for a leisurely float through the Palisades, a beautiful section of the Chattahoochee River. As twilight fades we will load our boats and depart the park just as darkness arrives. 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?

Mist forming on the Chattahoochee - Photo by Tom Wilson

Typically, rivers meander and change course over time. However, the Chattahoochee River is one of the oldest and most stable river channels within the United States, since it's essentially "locked" in place, flowing along the Brevard Fault Zone.