Chattahoochee River Greenway

Photo of a man paddling his canoe full of gear down the Chattahoochee River, GAA man paddles his canoe full of gear down the Chattahoochee River, GAPhoto credit: Joe & Monica Cook

For more than 25 years, The Trust for Public Land has led the effort to create a continuous greenway along the Chattahoochee, from Helen to Columbus. Through these efforts, we have helped preserve more than 18,000 acres of land and 80 miles of riverfront for public use. Nearly 3 million people visit the Chattahoochee National Recreation Area each year to fish, hike, paddle and enjoy Georgia’s most famous river.

Today we are redoubling our efforts to make it easier for people to enjoy the Chattahoochee. Working with a coalition of more than a dozen not-for-profit organizations, we have embarked on creating a master plan for 100 miles of the river valley, extending from Lake Lanier to Chattahoochee Bend State Park. Working especially close with the City of Atlanta and Cobb County, we will be identifying opportunities for new parks, hiking trails, boat ramps, bicycle paths and more.

Once we have our plan in place, we will work with communities along all 100 miles to make those plans a reality.The Chattahoochee River Greenway will become a well-known, well-loved national treasure.

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Since 1972, The Trust for Public Land has protected more than 3.3 million acres and completed more than 5,400 park and conservation projects.