DescriptionExtending along a 48-mile stretch of the Chattahoochee River from Lake Sidney Lanier to Peachtree Creek in northwest Atlanta, 7,587-acre Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area has preserved the natural riverway within an extensive metropolitan area. Its day-use trails are popular with Atlantans and tourists alike.
Designated as a National Water Trail, long scenic runs and gentle rapids offer excellent canoeing, rafting and kayaking. Small motorboats are permitted, but there is a limited number of boat ramps. The southernmost public take-out point is Paces Mill on US 41. The park lands and waters are open for day use dawn to dusk. Island Ford visitor center open daily 9-5; closed Christmas. Recreation area admission is $3 per private vehicle, or $35 for an annual permit.
For information contact the Superintendent, Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area, 1978 Island Ford Pkwy., Sandy Springs, GA 30350; phone (678) 538-1200.