• 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 »

Plan Your Visit

Kayaking the Chattahoochee, one of many ways of exploring the park

Kayaking the Chattahoochee, one of many ways of exploring the park.

At Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area you can float, fish, or play in 48 miles of river as it flows through the northern suburbs of Atlanta. Use your land legs as you explore one of the 15 land units strung like emeralds along the river. Or just kick back and relax!

These pages provide everything you need to begin your journey of exploration.

 

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.