• Three kayakers enjoying the river.

    Chattahoochee River

    National Recreation Area Georgia

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  • Johnson Ferry Intermittent Trail Closures

    Representatives of Colonial Pipeline Company will be working on the gas pipeline in the Johnson Ferry North unit. The work will require intermittent trail closures. For your safety please stay on designated trails and obey all trail closures.

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?

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".