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Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area

1978 Island Ford Pkwy, Sandy Springs, GA 30350-3432
+1 800-232-7238
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Lots of trails

There are natural hiking trails around the visitor center. One follows the river with sign markers... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Susan M
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Warren, Michigan
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Very friendly staff

Another park with real friendly & cooperative staff. The museum & display is small but quite well... read more

Reviewed 6 December 2017
srgl0betr0tter
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Memphis, Tennessee
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1978 Island Ford Pkwy, Sandy Springs, GA 30350-3432
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

There are natural hiking trails around the visitor center. One follows the river with sign markers. Geese pair up here on the river and can be seen in January. The temperature got up to 60 degrees, low in 30s. Lots of sites along the river,...More

Thank Susan M
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Reviewed 6 December 2017 via mobile

Another park with real friendly & cooperative staff. The museum & display is small but quite well laid out & informative. There's a small hike behind the visitor centre & kids would enjoy it. We saw too men standing in the frigid river, fishing. It...More

Thank srgl0betr0tter
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Reviewed 3 November 2017 via mobile

Our son is interning with the national park service at this park. He’s staying on sight. The lodge he’s staying in is awesome. The park itself is awesome

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Reviewed 18 October 2017

Traveling through and I finally timed it right to stop. Wonderful walk through the woods down to the water. Couldn't resist splashing my face with it. Informative and interesting visitor center. But the beauty is out back down the hill.It was nice and cool in...More

Thank Selkie9
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Reviewed 20 September 2017

My #1 spot to walk in Atlanta. It is like walking on a dirt road along a river. Mostly very nice people there. There is nature (deer in the early morning, birds, turtles). The main look is 3.2 miles the minor loop is .8 miles....More

Thank T H
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Reviewed 10 September 2017

A nice, natural river/forest environment very close to Atlanta. Many come here to kayak, canoe, or float on inner tubes. Small but interesting visitor center. Somewhat limited parking if here on nice weekends.

1  Thank Joe J
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Reviewed 8 September 2017

Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area parks are a Georgia treasure! If you are visiting, take the time to visit one. If you live in Atlanta, ditto. Jones Bridge is our favorite - choose from easy riverside trails, or get challenged on a 4+ mile loop.

Thank Maloneyatl
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Reviewed 25 August 2017 via mobile

The visitor center for Chattahoochee is located in Sandy Springs Georgia and is called Hewlett lodge. Drive there first to get Maps, information and talk with Park Rangers about what to do. This is a wonderful park and cool outdoor oasis away from the heat...More

Thank JNFII
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Reviewed 3 July 2017

We go tubing at least 2-3 times every summer. We bring at least 2 vehicles (one for the top - Powers Island & one at the bottom - Paces Mill). You pay $3 to park your vehicles only and we own all of our tubing...More

Thank TessinGA
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Reviewed 22 June 2017

We went to the park of the park at Paces Mill off Cobb parkway. Very dog friendly! We took our dog hiking, he loved climbing the rocks and wading in the water. The trails are easy and well maintained. There were many people tubing down...More

Thank ScubaGirlEP7
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Jaime S
24 March 2017|
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Response from N4595KRricharde | Reviewed this property |
kmm66101 above has a good take on this. There are some paved walkways and there are some rougher dirt paths to hike. I have seen a lot of people hiking with toddlers but its a lot of work without the stroller so I suppose... More
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Rudraksha
24 November 2016|
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Response from kmm66101 | Reviewed this property |
fs.usda.gov/activity/conf/recreation/natureviewing This web site has additional information about wildlife in the natural area. Hiking by the water and wetlands, one can see mammals, many species of bird (including water... More
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TravelMaven613
4 August 2016|
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Response from hairgone | Reviewed this property |
I do not kayak, tube, canoe or swim in the river. I just don't trust the water quality. The river is the trash bin for Georgia! The hiking is great, however!
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