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'Hooch Access Points from Buford Dam to Paces Mill (Hwy 41 Bridge)
Miles from Buford Dam
Access Point Location Comments
Public Park, boat ramp, picnic tables, parking, good wading areas on east and west side of river. Must wear a Personal Flotation Device (PFD) from Buford Dam to the Hwy. 20 Bridge.
Hwy. 20 Bridge
(Artificials Only)
Road construction on Rt. 20 in 2014-2015 has virtually eliminated all access to the river at this location. Best access is to float from Buford Dam to Settles Bridge.
Settles Bridge
(Artificials Only)
East side access only, good parking, great wading areas. Good float to Chattahoochee Point Park (Float Tubes & kayaks - no boat ramp) or McGinnis Ferry (boat ramp).
McGinnis Ferry
(Artificials Only)
New boat ramp with excellent parking. Forsyth County fencing blocks all access to wade fishing upstream. Good float to Abbotts Bridge.
Abbotts Bridge
(Artificials Only)
Public park, boat ramp, tables, restrooms, limited wading. Good float trip to Medlock Bridge.
Medlock Bridge
(Artificials Only)
Public park, boat ramp, picnic tables, very wooded area. Good float trip to Jones Bridge.
Jones Bridge
- East Side
Great park with large covered pavilion, restrooms, picnic tables. Extensive wading areas. Good float trip to Holcomb Bridge.
Jones Bridge
- West Side
Public park west of river off Barnwell Road. Boat ramp, picnic tables, restrooms. Good, short float trip along park property.
Holcomb Bridge
Limited parking, exit immediately on right just below bridge and Water Plant. Parking available.
Island Ford
Chattahoochee National Recreation Area Headquarters. Great park. Restrooms, picnic tables, boat ramp, fishing pier. Beautiful river views. Extensive wading areas.
Hwy 9 & Azalea Rd
Parking, picnic table, wading areas.
Chattahoochee River Park
Parking, restrooms, picnic tables, boat ramp.
Morgan Falls Dam
Parking, boat ramp, good wading areas.
Johnsons Ferry
Parking, boat ramp, no wading. Good float trip to Cochran Shoals.
Cochran Shoals
Parking, restrooms, picnic tables, good float along park property.
East Palisades
Off Harris Trail and Whitewater Creek Road. Parking, picnic tables. Extensive wading areas. Good, short float trip along park property. Good float trip to Paces Mill.
Hwy 41 / Cobb Pkwy
Paces Mill Park. Parking, restrooms, picnic tables, boat ramp. Extensive wading areas.
UPDATES: Please submit all updates and additions to the Chattahoochee River Access Points listing via email here.
See the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area map for location details.

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