, Peachtree Corners, GA

Contact Info

(770) 945-1666

This 48-mile stretch of trout water begins at the base of Buford Dam, near Lake Lanier. The river is home to brown and rainbow trout; yellow perch; large-mouth, striped and shoal bass, chain pickerel, bream, catfish and crappie.

From Buford Dam to Georgia 400, 19 public access points offer bank access, wading and boating.

Restriction: The upper portion of the Chattahoochee is subject to rapid water rise, personal flotation devices are required from Buford Dam to Georgia 20.

Yelp Reviews

4 stars

Not a strenuous hike at all. Not very much elevation change. Well-marked. You can hear the traffic at some points. Pay for parking by scanning the QR code.... Read Full Review

The Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area provides some of the best parks and hiking available to Atlanta. While the Medlock Bridge unit is not very... Read Full Review

Honestly don't know how to rate this. I suspect that if you have a boat or land fish then it's beautiful and wonderful. It is beautiful but not much of a... Read Full Review

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TripAdvisor Reviews

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 stars Based on 446 traveler reviews

So amazing

So amazing. Great for the entire family! My kids and I played each evening and we had a blast! Though, in Helen on the weekends.... lots of drunks peeing in the river! Read Full Review

Helendorf & river tubing

We went tubing both days at 14 dollars apiece and stay at the Helendorf on the river. Very good trip for all. Read Full Review

Beautiful River

Chattahoochee River is spectacular , however although we didn't go tubing , we did see people struggling to stay afloat. Water doesn't look that deep however very rapid. Observed on the edge of the... Read Full Review

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