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 »
From eastbound Interstate 285
From westbound Interstate 285
From northbound Interstate 75
From southbound Interstate 75
Activities Sope Creek is a more secluded entrance to the Cochran Shoals area. Offering scenic Sibley Pond and a more challenging trail for mountain bikers, Sope Creek is a good getaway in the middle of the city. To download a printable trail map click here. (Requires Adobe Reader.)
Named for a Cherokee holdout from the Trail of Tears, Sope Creek is a picturesque stream that flows into the river. The stone ruins along the creek banks are remnants of a paper manufacturing company that produced a large portion of the South's paper from 1855 to 1902.
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.