Chattahoochee River National Water Trail

Managed By

Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area (CRNRA)

Trail Overview

The water trail encompasses the existing Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area, a linear park in the Atlanta-metro area. It includes 48 miles of river, over 70 miles of hiking trails, and 18 developed access areas.

Trail Length:

48 miles

Trail Location

Forsyth, Gwinnett, Cobb, and Fulton Counties

Open Dates


Hours of Operation

Half an hour before sunrise to half an hour after sunset

Trail Mission Statement

The purpose of the Chattahoochee River Water Trail is to lead the preservation and protection of the 48-mile Chattahoochee River corridor from Buford Dam to Peachtree Creek and its associated natural and cultural resources for the benefit and enjoyment of the people.

Uses and Activities

  • Boating, motorized
  • Boating, nonmotorized: Canoeing
  • Boating, nonmotorized: Kayaking
  • Boating, nonmotorized: Rafting
  • Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Wildlife Observation

Water Trail & Surrounding Surfaces

  • Water, moderate moving

More Information

Visit the Chattahoochee River National Water Trail website.

Best Management Practices

This information was last updated on 4/26/2013 at 12:28 PM