• Three kayakers enjoying the river.

    Chattahoochee River

    National Recreation Area Georgia

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?

A Rainbow Trout before release - Photo by Russell Virgilio

All Trout have a protective membrane or "slime coat" that covers their scales and is their first line of defense against infection and disease. Damage to this coating can severely hurt the fish. Wetting your hands or limiting contact with the fish increases the likelihood that the fish will survive.