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 333 traveler reviews

Beautiful! Take a gander!

Whether watching while eating at one of the overlooking restaurants; stopping on the bridge in downtown Helen or walking along the shore path, you must see the river when in the area. The water was... Read Full Review

Tubing on the river

We watched groups tubing down the river from the bridge above and it looked like soooo much fun! You just want to jump in and join them! Read Full Review

Loved the Hooch!!

the Hooch was definitely a highpoint of our trip, we tubed with Cool River, then had a picnic lunch on the banks and watched other people floating by 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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