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Chattahoochee River

 
Length: 436 miles (702 kilometers)

"Chattahoochee" is an Indian word which means "river of painted rocks", possibly referring to the many colorful rock outcroppings in and along the river. The source of the river is a tiny spring located several hundred yards below the Appalachian Trail in the southeast corner of Union County. The Chattahoochee River is one of the oldest and most stable river channels within the United States, since it's essentially "locked" in place, flowing along the Brevard Fault Zone, and cannot meander and change course over time like most rivers.

CHATTAHOOCHEE RIVER PADDLING COURSES
Whitewater Columbus Georgia - Phenix City Alabama Whitewater Park - The Chattahoochee River Whitewater course between Columbus, Ga. and Phenix City, Al. extends along the river from just south of the North Highlands Dam near Lake Oliver to the Dillingham Bridge in Uptown Columbus and creates the longest u...



CHATTAHOOCHEE RIVER LAKES
Lake Sidney Lanier, often referred to as Lake Lanier, is a reservoir in the northern portion of Georgia. Lake Lanier was created by the completion of Buford Dam on the Chattahoochee River in 1956, and is also fed by the waters of the Chestatee River. It was named for poet Sidney Lanier, and was built and is operated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engine...
    Full Pool: 1,071.0 MSL     Area: 38,542 Acres      Printed Lake Lanier Map

Bull Sluice Lake is a small reservoir located along the Chattahoochee River in northern Georgia, in the northern suburbs of metro Atlanta. It is 673-acres, and is impounded by the Morgan Falls Dam. Besides the hydroelectric power produced by the dam, the lake's primary use is recreation, including fishing and rowing. Blue Sluice Lake Level Infor...
    Full Pool: 797.0 MSL     Area: 674 Acres

Surrounded by deep forests and rolling fields, West Point Lake extends 35 miles along the Chattahoochee River on the Alabama-Georgia state line. The lake's 500 miles of shoreline provides excellent opportunities for fishing, camping, boating and other recreational activities. The construction of West Point Dam was authorized by the Flood Control A...
    Full Pool: 635.0 MSL     Area: 25,864 Acres      Printed West Point Lake Map

Lake Harding, Ga | Lake Harding, Al., also known as Bartlett's Ferry Lake, is a 5,850-acre reservoir on the Chattahoochee River and is formed by Bartlett's Ferry Dam. Lake Harding is just north of Columbus, Ga. and east of Auburn, Al. Rev. Simpson Wilson Bartley operated a ferry known as Bartley's Ferry on the Chattahoochee River and in 1926, B...
    Full Pool: 521.0 MSL     Area: 5,860 Acres

Goat Rock Lake is a 940-acre reservoir on the Chattahoochee River, which lies directly south of Bartlett's Ferry Dam (Lake Harding) and north of Lake Oliver. The lake is created by the Goat Rock Dam and Generating Plant. The name of the dam and lake date to the construction of the dam in 1912. Reportedly, construction workers saw goats jumping onto...
    Full Pool: 404.0 MSL     Area: 940 Acres

Lake Oliver is a 2,150-acre (8.7 km2) reservoir on the Chattahoochee River, which lies south of Goat Rock Dam (Goat Rock Lake). The lake is created by the Oliver Dam and Generating Plant, which was completed in 1959 by Georgia Power. The lake was named for James McCoy Oliver, an executive of Georgia Power at the time. Oliver Dam has four turbine...
    Full Pool: 337.0 MSL     Area: 2,150 Acres

Walter F. George Lake (Lake Eufaula) is a 45,000 acre lake located on the Chattahoocee River between the states of Alabama and Georgia. This area is rich in history with many nearby historic sites and towns. The lake is nationally known for it's bass and crappie fishing. The lock, located at Ft. Gaines, Georgia, has the second highest drop east of ...
    Full Pool: 188.0 MSL     Area: 45,181 Acres      Printed Lake Eufaula Map

George W. Andrews Lake is an U.S. Army Corps of Engineers 29 miles south of Walter F. George Lake and north of Lake Seminole. The lake is very riverine in nature but is noted for good fishing. The purpose of the dam is for river navigation via the lock at George W. Andrews Dam. There is no hydroelectric generation at this location. The lake is name...
    Full Pool: 105.0 MSL     Area: 1,540 Acres

Lake Seminole is a reservoir located in the southwest corner of Georgia along its border with Florida. The Chattahoochee and Flint rivers join in the lake, before flowing from the Jim Woodruff Lock and Dam, which impounds the lake, as the Apalachicola River. Alligators, snakes and various waterfowl are present in Lake Seminole. The Federal Gover...
    Full Pool: 77.5 MSL     Area: 37,500 Acres      Printed Lake Seminole Map

Outflows of the Chattahoochee River
Apalachicola River