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Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area

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Great park right in Atlanta's backyard

Felt as if i were on a vacation .Park has sucha natural beauty with river and trees. Especially... read more

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sophia b
Great Nature Retreat From North West Atlanta's Hustle And Bustle

If you ever need to get back to nature to clear your head, take a relaxing walk and/or just... read more

Reviewed 13 December 2018
Marietta, Georgia
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Reviewed yesterday

Felt as if i were on a vacation .Park has sucha natural beauty with river and trees. Especially enjoyed the free bird show in which the Park worker showed an owl and talked about how it was rescued. There are many rescued birds in the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank sophia b
Reviewed 13 December 2018

If you ever need to get back to nature to clear your head, take a relaxing walk and/or just decompress then this just may be the right spot for that quick get away. The Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area offers easy access for Marietta's East...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 12 November 2018

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!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Greg T
Reviewed 6 November 2018 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.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Ambassador610331
Reviewed 30 October 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank David908
Reviewed 3 October 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

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Ken A
Reviewed 10 September 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

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank AndyR-Tampa
Reviewed 27 August 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.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank biggtman
Reviewed 10 August 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!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Dave M
Reviewed 5 August 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

Date of experience: August 2018
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Jaime S
25 March 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
24 November 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
4 August 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!