• 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 »

Goods & Services

Fishing Guides
There's nothing like relaxing on the bank of the river and wetting a line, floating along lazily casting from a boat, or wading into the shoals with a fly rod to outwit a wile trout. Never fished before? Not sure how to get started. Why travel across the country to experience a guided fishing trip, when the Chattahoochee River has an abundance of fish and experienced guide services. A number of fishing guides are permitted to operate in the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area.

Boat Rentals
One of the best ways to enjoy the beautiful scenic river and its wildlife is to paddle a canoe, kayak, or raft. Floating the Chattahoochee River is easy, fun, and affordable. If you do not own your own craft, renting is easy and a good way to experience paddling. Several companies are authorized to offer canoe, kayak, and raft rental services. Companies must provide each person in the craft with a U.S. Coast Guard approved personal flotation device (PFD). In addition to paddles, some companies may offer additional items and services. No rental facilities are in the park and you must contact the companies prior to arriving at the park.

Fitness Services
There are a number of businesses authorized to provide fitness programs in the Chattahoochee River NRA.

Educational Services
There are a number of businesses authorized to provide educational programs in the Chattahoochee River NRA.

Did You Know?

Rock overhang at Island Ford - Photo by Matt Harr

Prehistoric people would shelter under the large rock overhangs found along the Chattahoochee River. Indian village sites once flourished along this rich corridor of fertile soils.