• 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 »

Float Times

From

To

Distance
(approximate)

Float time in Hours

.

Canoe

Raft

Buford Dam

Abbotts Bridge

13 miles

6-8

9-10

Abbotts Bridge

Medlock Bridge

4 miles

1-2

3-4

Medlock Bridge

Jones Bridge

3 miles

1-1.5

1.5-2

Jones Bridge

Chattahoochee River Park *

12 miles

6-8

9-12

Morgan Falls Dam

Johnson Ferry

2 miles

.5-1

1-2

Johnson Ferry

Powers Island

3.5 miles

1-3

2-4

Powers Island

Paces Mill **

3 miles

1-2

1-3


* Chattahoochee River Park is the last take out point before Morgan Falls Dam.

** Paces Mill is the last take out point in the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area.

Did You Know?

Life Jackets Required

A U.S. Coast Guard approved Personal Flotation Device (PFD) is required for each person onboard a watercraft. Any child under the age of 13 is required to wear a PFD while the watercraft is underway. A watercraft is defined as any boat, inner tube, air mattress, or any other floating device.