• 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 »


Making a purchase at the Eastern National bookstore is a great way to support the park and add to your home library. The bookstore is a part of the Visitor Contact Station located in the historic Hewlett Lodge at Island Ford. Books, postcards, and educational gift items related to the cultural and natural history and recreational opportunities of the Chattahoochee River are available in the bookstore.

The bookstore is operated by Eastern National, a non-profit organization, that benefits National Parks. See what is available for purchase online and learn more about Eastern National.

Did You Know?

Hickory Horned Devil

While many caterpillars make cocoons to molt into moths and butterflies, some, like the Hickory Horned Devil, bury themselves in the ground over the winter emerging in the Spring fully changed.