Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area

Sandy Springs, Georgia 30350

Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area

Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area Professional Review and Guide

"Managed by the National Park Service, the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area consists of 16 land units along a 48-mile stretch of the Chattahoochee River north of Atlanta. Releases from Lake Sidney Lanier’s Buford Dam keep the river cold, allowing it to sustain trout even in the heat of the summer. Although fishing pressure on the river is heavy, so is the stocking.

Some evidence suggests trout reproduction occurs in the river, but it is limited. The fishery is almost entirely supported by stocked rainbow and brown trout. Unlike many stocked Georgia trout streams, winter holdover of 9- to 12-inch stocked fish is common. The Chattahoochee River is one of the premiere destinations in Georgia for trophy trout, especially big browns. Huge rainbows and browns weighing in the double-digits have been taken from the river. Anglers should always keep safety in mind on the Chattahoochee. The closer to the dam you are, the more dangerous the river. Key species: rainbow trout, brown trout."

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Trail Information

Sandy Springs
Nearby City
Best way to fish: float tube, wading, canoe
Duration
Year-round; best April through July
Season & Limits
Wildlife Resources Division Fisheries Section
Local Contacts
DeLorme Georgia Atlas and Gazetteer
Local Maps

Activity Feed

Oct 2018