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 »
Special Use Permit (SUP)
A Special Use Permit is required for sporting events, pageants, regattas, public spectator attractions, entertainment, ceremonies, public assemblies, meetings, gatherings, demonstrations, parades, and sale or distribution of printed matter that occur on the land or water of the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area.
Open the Special Use Permit Instructions
Open the Special Use Permit Application
For addition information about Special Use Permits contact the park at 678-538-1200.
Commercial Filming/Still Photography Permit
If you are planning to do commercial filming or still photography in the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area you must have a Special Use Permit. Below are links to instructions and application for a permit.
Open the Commercial Filming/Still Photography Permit Instructions
Open the Commercial Filming/Still Photography Permit Application
For addition information about Commercial Filming/Still Photography Permits contact the park at 678-538-1200.
Commercial Use Application (CUA)
A Commercial Use Authorization is a permit necessary to conduct business in the park in any way. CUAs can include: fishing instruction, exercise classes, boat rentals, river tours, shuttle services, etc. Permits will only be considered for activities that relate to the park's reason for establishment.
Open the Commercial Use Authorization Instructions.
Open the Application for Commercial Use Authorization form.
Open the 2013 Conditions of this Authorization.
Open the Monthly Commercial Use Authorization River Visitor/Client Report form.
Open the Annual Commercial Use Authorization Visitor/Client Report form.
For addition information about Commercial Use Authorization contact the park at 678-538-1200.
Did You Know?
That the word Chattahoochee means painted rock in the Cherokee language. The Cherokee made their homes along the Chattahoochee River for thousands of years until they were forced out in the 1830s.