• 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?

Visit the Hooch!

That the word Chattahoochee is thought to come from a Muskogean word meaning "Marked Stoned." People have made the Chattahoochee River valley their home for thousands of years. The Cherokee were forced out in the 1830s as part of the "Trail of Tears".