Atlanta Metro / Sandy Springs

Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area

1978 Island Ford Parkway
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 , 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

    Activities

    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

    400

    Payment Options

    American Express, Discover, Mastercard, Visa

    Special Tags

    Eco-Friendly

    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages

Events

  • Volunteer Work Day

    Volunteer Work Day

    10/04/2014 - 09/30/2015

    This is a great opportunity to find out what it's like to be a VIP at Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area. Work alongside seasoned park volunteers repairing trails, removing non-native invasive plants, or picking up trash in the park. Tools and training are provided by park staff and fellow volunteers.

    Please contact Dave Thomas, Volunteer Coordinator, by e-mail for information about this months' Work Day.

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  • Campfire and Night Hike

    Campfire and Night Hike

    10/18/2014 - 10/18/2014

    Join a park naturalist for a campfire and guided hikes on a beautiful autumn evening with the glowing stars overhead. Roast marshmallows over an open fire, have a cup of lemonade, and walk along a forest trail. Enjoy interesting, interactive programs on the upper deck. Discover new facts about the wildlife of the park and their nocturnal habits. Receive a complimentary Chattahoochee River Naturalist Journal with wildlife lists and paw prints. Enjoy the early spring night, campfire, the stars,... read more