Recreation | Fishing

Chattahoochee River

Buford Dam to Peachtree Creek, Duluth, GA 30096 View Map

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 500, 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.

TripAdvisor Reviews

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4.5 stars on TripAdvisor Based on 323 traveler reviews

Family Time

Great time with the family. Tubing was so fun. There are a couple of deep spots so if you are not a swimmer I would advise wearing a life jacket. Just a great way to relax while in Helen. Read Full Review

I love standing over the Chattahoochee River bridge looking a the tubers passing underneath

It is fun in the late spring and summer to watch the tubers passing underneath the Chattahoochee River bridge in Helen as they float by. On a sunny warm day, the water feels pretty cool. At other... Read Full Review

Shoot the Hooch!

Lots of fun! Make sure you bring a big stick or rent one from them. The water was a little low, but we had lots of fun and relaxation. Read Full Review

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Yelp Reviews

4.5 stars on Yelp Based on 3 traveler reviews

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

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