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Chattahoochee River, GA

Things to do outside Atlanta – Chattahoochee River Outposts & Recreation

Just north of Atlanta you’ll find the scenic Chattahoochee River and National Recreation Area, one of the top places and things to do for local Atlanta residents and visitors!

Beginning in Northeast Georgia, the scenic Chattahoochee River flows through the heart of metro Atlanta to the Gulf of Mexico. The river’s prime location and protected natural environment make it one of Atlanta’s most-loved outdoor attractions and a valuable recreational resource for millions of Atlanta residents and visitors, offering paddling, fishing, and trails for running, hiking, and biking.

Nantahala Outdoor Center offers several outpost locations conveniently located just north of downtown Atlanta in Roswell and Metro Atlanta in Sandy Springs. NOC provides high-quality craft and equipment rentals, instruction, and shuttles to multiple sections of the river. Visitors can choose to shoot the ‘Hooch any number of ways with tubing, rafting, kayaking, canoeing, biking, and stand up paddle boarding. Check out specialty programs like guided sunset and sunrise paddling excursions, pedal and pour tours with local breweries, and kids summer camps and paddling courses, all conveniently located just north of Atlanta. If you’re looking for more whitewater rafting trips in Georgia, explore our trips on The Chattooga River!

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