• Mist rising of the river at Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area.

    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 »

Things To Do

The Chattahoochee River is a great place for a picnic, a leisurely walk, or boating on a sunny afternoon. The 48 miles of of the river that the park contains can take up the whole day or just a few hours for a quick getaway from the fast pace of the city life.

 
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Most of the river flows at a very lazy pace, but portions can contain up to Class 2 rapids.

In the Cochran Shoals area, bike riding is permitted (on designated trails) and a mountain bike area is provided for the more daring. Horseback riding enthusiasts can travel to Bowmans Island for a peaceful ride on the trails there.

Did You Know?

Pink Lady Slipper - An NPS Photo

Over 50 orchid species are found in Georgia, including several lady slippers. Their flowers are prized for their beauty and unique shape.