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 400 traveler reviews

Relaxing Ride With Scenic Views

Nothing better on a hot summer day than grabbing a tube and jumping in the cool mountain water. The river flows right through downtown Helen with beautiful scenic views along the way. The water is... Read Full Review

Beautiful

Nice way to cool off on a hot day! Clean water. Entertaining to watch the tube floaters trying to make it over the rocks on low water level days Read Full Review

Nice tube ride

It was a hot July day so the river was busy but we enjoyed the tubbing. The water was not too cold. Can strap two tubes together if needed. 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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