National Recreation retailer REI has joined forces with ten Atlanta organizations, including CNPC, for the Hikes for Health Challenge. What's the challenge? Hike 10 different parks in the Atlanta metro area, including any CRNRA unit, over the next ten months. This challenge launched August 8 and runs until July 1, 2021. Join in on the competition by registering here!
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! Learn more here.
CNPC's new hiking program that encourages participants to hike all 66 official miles of trails in the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area. Learn more here.
New Cochran Shoals Overlooks
Construction will begin in March 2021 to demolish and replace three overlooks in the Cochran Shoals unit of the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area. The project will cost over $60,000 and will be phased over one year beginning with Pier #1 located closest to the Interstate North Parking Lot. The overlooks are directly on the Chattahoochee River and have been well-loved by park visitors for years. We are still raising funds for this project. Please click here to donate now.
Jones Bridge Pier Replacement
The old observation deck in the Jones Bridge Unit was completely replaced in January 2021 and it is ready for visitors to enjoy one of the best views in the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area. The project was made possible by a $50,000 grant through the Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta. Our partner Upper Chattahoochee Chapter Trout Unlimited has designed and funded a spectacular interpretive sign about aquatic species that is installed at the deck.
Multi-Use Trail Upgrade
We have officially completed the restoration of the 6.7 miles of multi-use trails in the Sope Creek and Columns Drive areas of the Cochran Shoals Unit of the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area (CRNRA). These trails are popular with mountain bikers, trail runners, and walkers. This collaborative project was completed in February 2021 and was funded by the Chattahoochee National Park Conservancy (CNPC), REI, MTB Atlanta, and the CRNRA, spending more than $50,000 for trail improvements.