The Hooch


Your guide to the Chattahoochee River


At the center of our chapter's mission is the wonderful Chattahoochee River. Both revered and endangered, it is among the southernmost major trout fisheries in the United States and the only one that flows through a major metropolitan area. To get to know the Chattahoochee better, articles on Wikipedia, and the New Georgia Encyclopedia will tell you its geography and history.


For information on fishing and other recreation, the National Park Service is your best source. Remember that parking fees are charged at most of the park sites along the river.


Like any tailwater, it's always wise the check dam releases. Current water release information is available at 770.945.1466. For those who like to use a canoe, kayak or float tube, here are some float times for popular trips.


See more photos from the Hooch in the photo gallery.