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 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.

TripAdvisor Reviews

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
4.5 stars on TripAdvisor Based on 408 traveler reviews

Unforgettable Waterfall

The Upper Chattahoochee River Falls is worth the difficult hike. Be sure to visit Horse Trough Falls first. Easy walk from the Upper Chattahoochee River Campground to this magnificent waterfall. Read Full Review

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This goes thru the city. our hotel was right next to it.super view from the balcony or street .///////// Read Full Review

Excellent place to fish, if the river it not too low.

Beautiful river, I did some fishing but did not catch anything because the river was low because of a lack of rain over the last several months. But I can tell it holds lots of Trout when the water... 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

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

This is more of a Boat launch option on the Chattahoochee River. If you plan to have a nice family picnic this is not the place. Its got plenty of parking... Read Full Review

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