, 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

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

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

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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TripAdvisor Reviews

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 stars Based on 424 traveler reviews

Nice experience

My son and I tubed with Cool River Adventures -2 hour tour. Cost about $16/person plus $5 for the sticks to push off the rocks when you get stuck. Everyone is very friendly along the river but was to... Read Full Review


Tubing is a great way to see this river while cooling off. Any of the tube companies are great and fun. Read Full Review

Beautiful River

We sat on our balcony at the Helendorf Inn and watched the tubers go by. It was to much fun watching them on this beautiful and serene river. After the rain it can run faster. Read Full Review

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