The Chattahoochee – An Ancient River in a Modern City
The Chattahoochee River starts in the southern Appalachian Mountains. The native Americans called the river Chattahoochee and is thought to mean “River of Painted Rocks.”
The Chattahoochee area was referred to as the “Enchanted Land” by the Cherokee. Today the river attracts visitors with 48 miles of recreational area located north of Metro Atlanta. People float down the river to ‘shoot the hooch’, as it is called, or to hike the trails, fish in its cold waters, or just simply relax.
The Chattahoochee offers 48 miles of recreational area for floating, fishing, hiking or playing. There are picnic areas and bike riding trails in the Cochran Shoals area and horseback riding trails on Bowmans Island. An annual parking pass is $25, valid for one year and is a great alternative to daily parking passes. It allows all persons traveling in a single, private, non-commercial vehicle to park in the official parking lots.
The Chattahoochee Nature Center offers guided trail hikes and detailed information on the area.
Chattahoochee River Recreation:
National Park Information Chattahoochee