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 378 traveler reviews

Aweome!

The water was clear and pristine. I don't know about the summertime when they do tubing on it but the fall color around the banks was beautiful. Read Full Review

River Rafting

Can float down river with family and friends for miles. Relaxing on the river talking with friends and enjoying pretty views as you go. Read Full Review

Very nice afternoon

My grandsons, ages 12 and 14, floated the tubes in early October 2018. It was occasionally a bit challenging when we got stuck on a rock, but overall totally easy, lovely and peaceful. Strongly... 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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