Providing for our local national park

Chattahoochee National Park Conservancy (CNPC) is the official non-profit friends group for the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area, a series of fifteen park units along 48 miles of the Chattahoochee River in Atlanta. Our mission is to build a community of support for the CRNRA and promote stewardship of its natural and cultural resources. 


Guided Paddles in Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area in Partnership with NOC Roswell

Paddle with fellow CNPC enthusiasts during our series of guided floats (ranging from 2.5 to 8 miles) in CRNRA - the perfect opportunity to experience the beauty of the river with expert guidance from NOC's seasoned team. 


Thursdays from 6:00 - 7:00 PM @ Paces Mill through May 9th

Join us as we breathe, stretch, and find peace by the Chattahoochee at the Paces Mill unit of Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area! Sessions are designed for all levels of experience and are free (with a suggested donation of $20 per person).


HikeCRNRA encourages participants to hike all 66 official miles of trails in the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area. Individuals who complete the challenge will receive an annual membership to Chattahoochee National Park Conservancy and will receive a HikeCRNRA patch. 

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We depend on our members and donors to help us support the many unfunded needs of the CRNRA: environmental education, trail maintenance and restoration, facility improvements, water trail enhancements, and more.  For as little as $5 a month, you can join the community that supports the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area!


From new life jackets to new bridges, there's a lot to celebrate from 2023!

Check out CNPC's accomplishments from 2023 and learn more about how you can donate and support us.

                                           2023 Highlights

Tourism to Crnra contributes over $176m to local economy

A new National Park Service (NPS) report shows that 3,537,848 visitors to Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area in 2022 spent $176,660,000 in communities near the park. That spending supported 2,372 jobs in the local area and had a cumulative benefit to the  local economy of $259,566,000.

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trailheads swag

The TrailHeads, a hiking group of six friends, love the CRNRA and to show their support have created a line of limited edition Hike the Hooch tees that they are making available to the public. All of the clothing has the CNPC logo on the sleeve and all  proceeds are donated to CNPC to help support park initiatives. The designs are sure to boost your hiking experience while sharing your appreciation of our local National Park. 

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The Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area is part of the National Park System and is made up of 15 park units along 48 miles of the Chattahoochee River. This stretch of the Chattahoochee River is a National Water Trail and is part of the national park. The park is made up of 7,000 acres of land and river and has 66 miles of hiking trails. 

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Since 2012, over 15 drowning-related fatalities at Diving Rock in the Palisades unit of the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area, with the majority of the victims being young African American males who were not wearing personal flotation devices (PFD's). In response, the park has collaborated with WABE and the YMCA of Metro Atlanta to develop a public awareness campaign that emphasizes wearing PFDs.

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CNPC spotlight

CRNRA's Oral History

CNPC supporter Dyna Kohler and her late husband John organized and funded a project to document the creation of the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area through an oral history video.  

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Lead the Pack - Bag and Bin It! 

Thirty-seven new dog waste bins installed in the CRNRA include free waste bags and disposal bins to encourage visitors to properly dispose of their dog’s waste at the park.

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Interested in learning how you can help us support our beautiful national park?  Email Executive Director Brittany Jones ( with any questions about becoming a Community Partner.



Chattahoochee National Park Conservancy Receives Half Million Dollar Donation Click for more

Chattahoochee National Park Conservancy Hits Major Milestone By Hiring First Executive Director Click for more

Announcing Chattahoochee National Park Conservancy Hightower Award Click for more

New Leadership for Chattahoochee National Park Conservancy Click for more

Ribbon Cutting for Three Cochran Shoals Overlooks Click for more

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Chattahoochee National Park Conservancy, Inc. is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. We are proud to support our Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area, a unit of the national park system managed by the National Park Service. Tax ID: 46-1326423

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