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 Locations (PDF, revised 03/07/2014)
Open the Special Use Permit Instructions (PDF, revised 02/10/2014)
Open the Special Use Permit Application (PDF, revised 02/10/2014)
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 (PDF, revised 02/28/2014)
Open the Commercial Filming/Still Photography Permit Application (PDF, revised 02/10/2014)
For addition information about Commercial Filming/Still Photography Permits contact the park at 678-538-1200
Commercial Use Authorization (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. Doing Business With The Park will give you complete details about obtaining a CUA to conduct business in the park.
Did You Know?
Typically, rivers meander and change course over time. However, the Chattahoochee River is one of the oldest and most stable river channels within the United States, since it's essentially "locked" in place, flowing along the Brevard Fault Zone.