Our Partners

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President Jimmy Carter and some of the original "Friends of the River" at the signing of the Act of Congress that created the park on August 15, 1978.

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The Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area owes its existence to the hard work and dedication of a small group of people. Thanks to their efforts during the 1970s, 48 miles of the Chattahoochee River was preserved for the use and enjoyment of all people, then, now, and in the future. Today the park finds it's partners are an invaluable resource in preserving the the park.


Chattahoochee Parks Conservancy, Inc.

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In 2012, Chattahoochee Parks Conservancy (CPC) was established as the official friends group for the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area (CRNRA) with a mission to build a community of support for the national park and promote stewardship of its cultural and natural resources. CPC is the only nonprofit, philanthropic organization dedicated exclusively to the protection and preservation of the CRNRA and the enhancement of visitor experience. It operates in partnership with the National Park Service under a memorandum of agreement which assures its members, donors and the public that their contributions will support the CRNRA.

For more information and to get involved, visit: www.chattahoocheeparks.org.

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Chattahoochee Riverkeeper

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Chattahoochee Riverkeeper's (CRK). mission is to advocate and secure the protection and stewardship of the Chattahoochee River, its tributaries and watershed, in order to restore and preserve their ecological health for the people and wildlife that depend on the river system. Join them on one of their many events on the river.

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Dunwoody Nature Center

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Dunwoody Nature Center aims to inspire the love of nature and cultivate environmental understanding and stewardship through a variety of programs and activities that engage the public and provide our community with a sense of place within the natural world. Campers engage in Nature discovery and games during their four weeks of day camps in the park.

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Eastern National

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Eastern National promotes the public's understanding and support of America's national parks and other public trust partners by providing quality educational experiences, products, and services to the visitors to America's national parks and other public trusts. Visit their shop in the Island Ford Visitor Center and pick up a book, hat, or pin for yourself or as a gift for a friend.

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Georgia Plant Conservation Alliance

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The Georgia Plant Conservation Alliance (GPCA) studies and preserves Georgia’s flora through multidisciplinary research, education, and advocacy. They also facilitate the recovery of rare, threatened, and endangered plants of Georgia and the southeastern U.S. through collaborative efforts in our state and they communicate the importance of preserving biodiversity worldwide.


Nantahlala Outdoor Center

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Nantahlala Outdoor Center operates two outposts, Johnson Ferry and Powers Island, in the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area. They offer river trips and rentals for tubing, kayaking, stand-up paddleboarding (SUP), rafting and inflatable kayaks.

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Southern Off-Road Bicycle Association (SORBA)

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The Southern Off-Road Bicycle Association (SORBA) host work parties on the third Saturday of every month on the multi-use trail at Sope Creek. If you ride volunteer and be stewards of the trails you ride, the Park relies on SORBA to maintain the trails.

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Robert D. Fowler Family YMCA

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The Robert D. Fowler Family YMCA offers well-supervised, engaging and enriching activities for children ages 5 to 13. Their summer long day camp at the CREEC provides safe and appropriate outdoor learning experiences that help children build confidence, character and lasting friendships.

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Last updated: February 26, 2018

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1978 Island Ford Parkway
Sandy Springs, GA 30350


(678) 538-1200
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