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

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
4.5 stars on TripAdvisor Based on 320 traveler reviews

Very Refreshing and Cools the weather down when it is hot outside.

I love listening to the water as it rushes thru the middle of the town. Spraying out mist as it goes by. We went there about three years ago in the summer time. Read Full Review

Best Thing About Helen, GA

The river runs right through the middle of town. From our hotel, the Hampton Inn, you could walk out behind just a few yards and be on the banks. There was a spot to walk down and get in, but since... Read Full Review

great tubing

great fun tubing. fun and safe beautiful pleasant. goes through helen by a number of cabins and hotels Read Full Review

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Yelp Reviews

4.5 stars on Yelp Based on 3 traveler reviews

One of the smaller units of the Chattahoochee River NRA system, but definitely a fun one to hike and a really nice location on the river. I'm a frequent... Read Full Review

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