, 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

Not a strenuous hike at all. Not very much elevation change. Well-marked. You can hear the traffic at some points. Pay for parking by scanning the QR code.... 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

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

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TripAdvisor Reviews

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 stars Based on 441 traveler reviews

Peaceful, Quiet, Beautiful

The Chattahoochee River was a slow moving river on our visit to Helen. We stayed at a hotel that was next to the river. The hotel provided swings and benches in a sandy area. We enjoyed sitting on... Read Full Review

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Beautiful area great for tubing, and tubing outfitters water is great for young kids. There are many other outdoor activities, we enjoyed the little place very much Read Full Review


Our cabin was about 5 feet from the river. That was amazing. We got to enjoy the beauty and sound of the river for several days. In October, it was a bit cool to enjoy rafting or tubing. Read Full Review

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