• 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 »


Thank you for your interest in supporting the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area. Philanthropic contributions continue to make a significant difference and we welcome and are grateful for your support. There are several ways of supporting the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area.

Your donation to the park may be made directly to the National Park Service or to our primary non profit, tax exempt support organization, the National Park Foundation. If you are interested in donating directly to the park you may contact the Superintendent by phone 678-538-1210 or e-mail. Donations may be mailed to: Superintendent, 1978 Island Ford Parkway, Sandy Springs, Georgia, 30350. A monetary gift will be deposited in a separate donation account that will only be spent on the specific project or program for which you earmarked your gift.

Donations made to the National Park Foundation, on behalf of the park, will be used by the park the same as described above. The advantage of making your contribution through the National Park Foundation is that the amount will be deposited in an interest bearing account. Visit the National Park Foundations website to learn more about making a donation on behalf of the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area.

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.