, 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 449 traveler reviews

Something for Everyone to Relax

Pack a picnic lunch, wade in the stream, look for rocks or just walk along side of the river. Of course, there are areas that you can tube as well. The Chattahoochee River offers something for... Read Full Review

Lounging by the river is a rite of passage

Plan to spend some time at the river's edge. The clear water and relaxed environment are hard to beat. You will lose your stress behind by the end of the afternoon. Read Full Review

Love the Hooch.

Don't think I have ever seen the Hooch this low in all the years I have been coming to Helen. Still beautiful. Read Full Review

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