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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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Where the beautiful recreate!

Run, Bike (MTB), fish one of the largest trout steams in U.D. Raft, Kyack or just come to watch the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Dave M
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WOODSTOCK
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Great and clean place to raft

Clean and close, beautiful nature and perfect place to kayak Enjoy wildlife programs, hiking... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
boake314
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Roswell, Georgia
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1978 Island Ford Pkwy, Sandy Springs, GA 30350-3432
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"trout"
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"nice walk"
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"great trails"
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"residential area"
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"welcome center"
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"main trail"
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
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Reviewed June 7, 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

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Reviewed May 29, 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
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Reviewed May 27, 2018 via mobile

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

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Reviewed May 27, 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
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Reviewed April 30, 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

Thank ELFDUDE
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Reviewed April 20, 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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Reviewed March 27, 2018

Take your bike, your dog, your kids, your girlfriends, your running partners... this place is for everyone! On a beautiful day, in any season, there are shoices of strolling on a flat trail, hiking up to old Mills, biking, and picnic areas. Right in the...More

Thank AtlantaMimi21
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Reviewed March 15, 2018 via mobile

Today was a beautiful day for hiking and this is a gorgeous area to do just that. We did hikes along the river and thoroughly enjoyed the scerinioty. If you like easy hikes this is your place. Many other trails here that we did not...More

Thank Pam B
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Jaime S
March 24, 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
November 24, 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
August 3, 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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