Spanning 430 miles along and the southern half of the Alabama-Georgia border, the Chattahoochee River is one of the biggest and most beautiful natural landmarks in the South. Promising untold adventures, it offers numerous must-visit places that you won’t want to miss.
Here are some of our favorites:
- Chattahoochee National Recreation Area
1978 Island Ford Parkway, Sandy Springs, GA
Composed of numerous protected parks and trail systems stretching 48 miles along the river, the Chattahoochee National Recreation Area is the perfect place for fun and exciting outdoor adventures and activities.
Bike, run, and walk along the Cochran Shoals’ famous three-mile fitness trail. See the historic ruins of the Marietta Paper Mill along Sope Creek. Explore the ruins, wildlife, and scenic views of Powers Island across Cochran Shoals, and so much more.
Love to fish? The river is considered one of Georgia’s premier trout streams. Cast your line and catch up to 23 species of game fish. Year-round fishing licenses are available.
- Shoot the Hooch Rentals
203 Azalea Dr, Roswell, GA
Headquartered in Azalea Park, Shoot the Hooch offers a wonderful array of river rentals and adventure services that let you and your friends explore the Chattahoochee up close.
Featuring multiple launch locations along the river, the service allows you to go for a fun and relaxing ride on inflatable boats, canoes, kayaks, rafts, tubes, and stand up-paddle boards.
Choose from short trips and whole-day experiences. Shuttle and ferry services will take you back to your launching point. Shoot the Hooch outposts and launch points are located at:
- 203 Azalea Drive Roswell, GA
- 702 Riverside Rd Roswell, GA
- 1978 Island Ford Parkway Atlanta, GA
- 8000 Holcomb Bridge Rd Alpharetta, GA
- Jones Bridge Park
4901 Jones Bridge Road, Peachtree Corners, GA
Located along the river in the city of Johns Creek, the 30-acre Jones Bridge Park offers four miles of beautiful tree-lined trails and open spaces for anyone looking for a relaxing outdoor experience.
Several regularly maintained amenities are located in the park including a playground, a sand volleyball court, grills, soccer fields, restrooms, and pavilions. Plenty of wildlife can also be spotted here.
Along the four-mile looping trail, look for the remnants of a 100-year-old bridge that once spanned the length of the river
- Chattahoochee Bend State Park
425 Bobwhite Way, Newnan, GA
Beautiful wooded campgrounds and nature trails make for an unforgettable camping experience at the Chattahoochee Bend State Park in northwest Coweta County.
At more than 2,910 acres, it is one of the largest state parks in Georgia. Up to 62 campsites are available for reservation including areas for primitive camping and RVs, as well as sites that provide electricity, camping platforms, tent-only walk-ins, and nearby picnic shelters. Overnight camping is permitted.
Riverfront campsites are offered as well, along with bathhouses with hot showers near most campsites. There are boat ramps for campers who want to bring their own water craft like canoes and kayaks.
Aside from hiking and jogging, there’s a wide range of activities to enjoy including fishing, golf, archery, geocaching, and more.
For more information about Chattahoochee River, you can contact me at CCourville@CCourville.com or 678-618-0382.