Chattahoochee River User's Guide
The Chattahoochee River is one of the premier waterways of Georgia and the Southeast. It is a mecca for summer recreation, a priceless natural resource that provides water and power for a great number of Georgia’s citizens, and an essential component to the region’s ecosystem. As public interest in both exploring and protecting Georgia’s rivers such as the Chattahoochee grows, so too has the demand for clear and elegant guides to our rivers. The Chattahoochee River User’s Guide—the latest in a series of river guides from Georgia River Network and the University of Georgia Press—aims to meet that demand.
The Chattahoochee River User’s Guide traces the 430-mile course of the Hooch from its headwaters at a spring on Coon Den Ridge near Jacks Knob in northeastern Georgia to its confluence with the Flint River, where they form the Apalachicola River. The Georgia River Network guides provide many little-known facts about Georgia’s rivers, bring to life these rivers’ cultural and natural history, and present river issues in an immersive and engaging manner that will inspire users to help protect their local waterways. Features:
200 color photographs
32 user-friendly maps that reveal the towns, roads, entry points, bridges, public lands, parks, and other landmarks along the river's course from the southern Blue Ridge Mountains to the Georgia-Florida border
Detailed practical information about public access points, potential hazards, camping facilities, and GPS coordinates for points of interest
A primer on fishing
An introduction and safety overview, as well as a concise natural history guide to common flora and fauna of the river corridor
If you purchase your copy directly from GRN, a portion of the proceeds benefit our river conservation work. To order online, go HERE. To place a pick-up order, call 706-549-4508 or come by the Georgia River Network office. Price: $23 including tax, $26 including tax and shipping. Joe Cook is the author of the Georgia River Network Guidebook series published by the UGA Press, is coordinator of Georgia River Network’s Paddle Georgia Event, and on staff at Coosa River Basin Initiative.