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Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area

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Great Stroll in the Park - Must Visit for Walkers, Runners and Bikers

So many places to see in Atlanta - try a peaceful getaway to the trails lining the Chattahoochie... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Tampa, Florida
Get out of the house take the kids

Its a beautiful park. My kids enjoyed as we walked along the Chattahoochee. We always felt safe and... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Atlanta, Georgia
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1978 Island Ford Pkwy, Sandy Springs, GA 30350-3432
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So many places to see in Atlanta - try a peaceful getaway to the trails lining the Chattahoochie River. This park attracts all types from walkers to runners to bikers because of its broad hard packed dirt trails under a caopy of trees in an...More

Thank AndyR-Tampa
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Its a beautiful park. My kids enjoyed as we walked along the Chattahoochee. We always felt safe and saw people fishing, tubing and picnicking.

Thank biggtman
Reviewed 10 August 2018 via mobile

Run, Bike (MTB), fish one of the largest trout steams in U.D. Raft, Kyack or just come to watch the beauty! The place to recreate in North Atlanta!

Thank Dave M
Reviewed 6 August 2018

Clean and close, beautiful nature and perfect place to kayak Enjoy wildlife programs, hiking, environmental education naturally, saw a couple beavers, ton of geese and a couple of deers. Great place for a quick hike too

Thank boake314
Reviewed 7 June 2018

If you need some time off after work or in a weekend, this is just the place to be. I visited the river and national park last September and it was a refreshing time there. Admittedly, i just could not get enough of the sight...More

4  Thank anmarigilicze
Reviewed 29 May 2018 via mobile

We were somewhat disappointed that the visitor didn't have more information of the history in that area and the river. There was really limited information on the area and trails. We didn't walk a lot of the trails but we feel that they weren't maintained...More

Thank doupnikka
Reviewed 28 May 2018 via mobile

Awesome place. Great for walking, hiking, trail, picnic, relaxing, kayaking and boating by the river. Divine.

Thank CarlosRanzani
Reviewed 28 May 2018

This is an absolutely amazing place to come relax and enjoy a delicious cup of coffee or a nicely packed picnic on the well manicured lawn. I always come back here to gather my thoughts and take in the beauty of nature!

Thank MrsBoateng
Reviewed 30 April 2018 via mobile

The NAtional Recreation Area is great to preserve 48 miles of the Chattahoochee River! Several units along the way that offers a little bit of everything! We visited the National Park office and hiked around Island Ford Unit! Great trails! Get out and enjoy the...More

Reviewed 20 April 2018

There are several trail areas in the park that offer a break from the urban life. Trails are generally easy with few if any inclines. Make sure that you have $'s for the parking.

Thank FrequentTripster
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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!