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Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area

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My wife and family (fur children included) just love to take strolls through the preserve. It... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Greg T
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Great park by the river. Generally clean playground area w good activities for smaller children... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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1978 Island Ford Pkwy, Sandy Springs, GA 30350-3432
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Most Helpful Positive Review
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

4  Thank anmarigilicze
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Reviewed June 8, 2014

Pedestrians have to be very careful on the trails. Park authorities have marked special trails with NO BIKES signs, which had been destroyed by anonymous persons, then rebuilt. The bikers on these trails are somewhat rude towards runners and walkers. I had even the experience...More

4  Thank BurkhardNagel
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and family (fur children included) just love to take strolls through the preserve. It allows us to escape thee eryday rush of city life to escape for an hour or more. Definitely an underpublished experience for living within the city of Atlanta!

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great park by the river. Generally clean playground area w good activities for smaller children. Aggressive geese but nice spot for picnic. Great hiking trails for little ones and running paths for older people. Stays a little cooler because of river.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A little too close to hwy 400, so you often hear the vehicles going by. The longest loop is only 2.6 miles, so that is a bit limiting. Further south, at another parking lot, is a longer trail. I especially like the steep hills. You...More

Thank David908
Reviewed October 3, 2018

The series of National Parks listed as part of the Chattahoochee River collection is fantastic and several are close the to the interstate system. There are at least 6 different areas to visit along the river with great parking and well maintained trails that offer...More

Thank Ken A
Reviewed September 10, 2018

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 August 27, 2018

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 August 9, 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 August 5, 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 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

4  Thank anmarigilicze
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

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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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