, 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 427 traveler reviews

Just What We Needed

We needed something to do before checking into our cabin and decided to get out and walk. It was peaceful and cool with clean, earthy air. We ended up walking the entire trail without even knowing it. Read Full Review

Great River options from swimming to tubing

The water is cold this time of year, but the rolling water is great for relaxation with several grills and park areas. Read Full Review

Crystal clear and fast moving

We stayed at the Helendorf right on the Chattahoochee and loved watching the river. It flowed swiftly and was crystal clear and not too deep going through the town of Helen. Tubing looked... Read Full Review

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