Middle Chattahoochee River

 

Water Trail

Mission Statement

  • ​Enhance quality of life for the general public by ensuring our parks and waterways are maintained to the highest standard.​

  • Engage young and old on the importance of clean water through educational and recreational activities.

  • Promote conservation and stewardship over our waters.

  • Develop and maintain a water trail as outlined in guidance with Georgia River Network and NPS.

HISTORY

"The name of the river derived from 'Chatto,' a stone, and 'hoche,' marked or flowered; there being rocks of that description in the river above Hoithletigua at an old town Chattahoochee."   Benjamin Hawkins, Indian Agent, 1799

About Us

The Middle Chattahoochee River Water Trail was started by the city of Chattahoochee Hills, Ga in South Fulton County.  They are currently working on providing more access sites for river enthusiasts and doing much for the enhancement and enjoyment of its visitors.  In March 2018, The Friends of Snake Creek Park joined the water trail, adding the sub-named section of Chattahoochee Old Town Riverway in Heard County.  

 

Excerpt from Georgia River Network Newsletter Spring 2018

 

 

New Changes for the Middle Chattahoochee Blueway


"The Middle Chattahoochee Blueway is experiencing some exciting growth through the efforts of Georgia River Network. It currently runs from Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area to Chattahoochee Bend State Park, through South Fulton, Carroll, and Coweta County. The Friends of Snake Creek Park in Heard County has asked to join the Middle Chattahoochee Blueway to expand it's length to cover the entire middle section of the Chattahoochee River from Peachtree Creek to West Point Lake.


This expanded water trail will also get a new name of Middle Chattahoochee River Water Trail, to be consistent with the rest of the state, and include the sub-named section of Chattahoochee Old Town Riverway in Heard County. Heard County's Chattahoochee Old Town Park is the native site of the origin where the Chattahoochee River got its name from. Chattahoochee Old Town Riverway is very excited to join in this venture of promoting stewardship over our waters and engaging young and old through educational and recreational activities. We will be working in tandem to establish what we hope will be an exciting new Middle Chattahoochee River Water Trail with many options for fun adventures."