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


  • Fee Free Day, Veterans Day

    Fee Free Day, Veterans Day

    100% off admission price per person
    Valid : 11/11/2014 - 11/11/2014

    Visiting a National Park is a great way of showing your support and appreciation for our veterans and their families. The entrance fees to all units of the National Park System, including Chattahoochee River NRA, will be waived this holiday weekend.


    Fee waiver includes: entrance fees, commercial tour fees, and transportation entrance fees. Other fees such as reservation, camping, tours, concession and fees collected by third parties are not included unless stated otherwise.


  • 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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