Atlanta Metro / Sandy Springs

Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area

1978 Island Ford Pkwy.
Sandy Springs, GA 30350

678-538-1200
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The Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area lies within four counties, north and northeast of downtown Atlanta. It consists of the Chattahoochee River and 15 land units along a 48-mile stretch of the river. In addition to providing recreational activities such as fishing, hiking, picnicking, and boating, the park contains a wide variety of natural habitats, flora and fauna, 19th century historic sites and Native American archeological sites.

Info & Amenities

  • Hours of Operation

    Sunday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
    Monday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
    Tuesday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
    Wednesday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
    Thursday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
    Friday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
    Saturday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM

    Admission & Fees

    America the Beautiful, Access Pass FREE

    America the Beautiful, Annual 4th Grade Pass FREE

    America the Beautiful, Annual Pass $80.00

    America the Beautiful, Annual Pass for U.S. Military FREE

    America the Beautiful, Senior Pass $10.00

    Annual Park Pass $35.00

    Daily Park Pass $3.00

    Activities

    Nature Trails

    Facility Amenities

    Boat Launch, Free Parking, Maps & Brochures Available, Parking on Site, Picnic Area, Public Restrooms, Self-guided Tours

    General Information

    Family-friendly, Handicapped Accessible (Limited) , Open Year 'Round, Pet-friendly

    Near Interstate Highway

    400

    Payment Options

    American Express, Discover, Mastercard, Visa

    Special Tags

    Eco-Friendly

    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages

Events

  • Frog Frolic

    Frog Frolic

    05/05/2017 - 05/05/2017

    A great adventure for the entire family awaits you at the Sope Creek area of the Chattahoochee River. Listen to stories and sing songs around a campfire while roasting marshmallows. Join a guided night hike, looking and listening for frolicking frogs and other nocturnal wildlife sights and sounds along the tr... read more

  • Paddle With A Ranger, Spring Flora Galore!

    Paddle With A Ranger, Spring Flora Galore!

    05/21/2017 - 05/21/2017

    Bring your own canoe or kayak and join the Georgia Botanical Society and National Park Service Naturalist Jerry Hightower for a very leisurely float on the Chattahoochee River. We will float a three-mile section of the river from Powers Island to Paces Mill at US Hwy 41, exploring plants, geology, and wildlife, including an late spring wildflowers. There are three mild Class 1.5 rapids suitable for beginners along this part of the river. The area offers a great diversity of habitats and inclu... read more

  • Frog Frolic

    Frog Frolic

    05/26/2017 - 05/26/2017

    A great adventure for the entire family awaits you at the Sope Creek area of the Chattahoochee River. Listen to stories and sing songs around a campfire while roasting marshmallows. Join a guided night hike, looking and listening for frolicking frogs and other nocturnal wildlife sights and sounds along the trail around Sibley Pond. Visit the Frog Frolic website for... read more