• 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 »

Program Cancellation Policy

Programs listed in the park's seasonal program brochures must be scheduled months in advance of their printing. As the season arrives we may find that we have a shortage of staff and may have to cancel some programs. First we try to find a qualified volunteer to conduct the program. If we are unable to schedule a volunteer we will cancel the program and note the cancellation on the website.

Once a person has registered for a program it may be cancelled for one of the following two reasons.

  1. If fewer than five people are registered two days before the scheduled program.
  2. If lightning or thunder is present at or during the program it will be cancelled.

In case of a cancelled program, park staff will contact registrants who provided a phone number or e-mail at the time of registration. If a method of contacting a registrant is not available, registrant may check the park's website no more than 24 hours before the scheduled start time.

Did You Know?

Mist forming on the Chattahoochee - Photo by Tom Wilson

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.