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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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Way down yonder is beautiful!

Traveling through and I finally timed it right to stop. Wonderful walk through the woods down to... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Gainesville, Florida
My favorite place to walk

My #1 spot to walk in Atlanta. It is like walking on a dirt road along a river. Mostly very nice... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Atlanta, Georgia
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1978 Island Ford Pkwy, Sandy Springs, GA 30350-3432
+1 800-232-7238
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Reviewed 5 days ago

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
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 11 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.

Thank Joe J
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
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

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
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
Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

Great hiking trails along the river or you can kayak or bring your tube down and float the river. Great on a hot southern day.

Thank Lilchung
Reviewed 11 May 2017

Medlock Bridge is a small park within the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area in Duluth, GA. It offers picnic tables, fishing, canoeing, and a nice trail along the Chattahoochee River. The trail is dirt and is a flat, easy walk for beginner hikers.

Thank cheryl h
Reviewed 10 May 2017

Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area is located off 400 in Sandy Springs. When you see the entrance and turn into it, you will drive farther down to the visitor's center. There is a $3 parking fee if you do not have the annual pass. The...More

Thank Nicki K
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Jaime S
25 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
25 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
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!