Atlanta Metro / Sandy Springs

Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area

1978 Island Ford Parkway
Sandy Springs, GA 30350

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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 , Annual Pass for U.S. Military $0.00

    America the Beautiful, Access Pass $0.00

    America the Beautiful, Annual Pass $80.00

    America the Beautiful, Senior Pass $10.00

    Entrance Fee - Annual Pass $25.00

    Entrance Fee - Daily Pass $3.00


    Nature Trails

    Facility Amenities

    Boat Launch, Free Parking, Maps & Brochures Available, Parking on Site, Picnic Area, Public Restrooms

    General Information

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

    Near Interstate Highway


    Payment Options

    American Express, Discover, Mastercard, Visa

    Special Tags


    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages


  • Paddle With A Ranger! Sunset on the River

    Paddle With A Ranger! Sunset on the River

    07/25/2014 - 07/25/2014

    Bring your own canoe or kayak for a ranger-led sunset float on the Chattahoochee River. We will float the three mile section of the Chattahoochee River from Powers Island to Paces Mill at U.S. 41. We'll encounter three mild class 1.5 rapids suitable for beginners in the Palisades as we float past narrow floodplains and steep ridges rising to over 1,000 feet. The area offers a great diversity of habitats, including an oak-hickory forest, steep north facing slopes, mesic ravine forest, and floo... read more

  • Seventh Annual Chattahoochee River Summer Splash

    Seventh Annual Chattahoochee River Summer Splash

    07/26/2014 - 07/26/2014

    With daytime temperatures heating up, Summer Splash offers a day of cool relief. Paddle and drift past the river's natural grandeur; witness a great blue heron in flight or the riffles of a river otter swimming. Plan on your river journey taking approximately three hours, depending on the river's current and how much time is actually spent paddling. After completing the float, enjoy an afternoon of music, food and fun for the entire family at the Powers Island festivities.

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