By using this site, you agree to its use of cookies as provided in our policy.

Medlock Bridge unit of the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area - Norcross, GA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Lat34North
N 33° 59.760 W 084° 12.128
16S E 758427 N 3765242
Quick Description: Medlock Bridge offers trails and a small picnic area as well as a boat ramp that can accommodate either motor driven boats or canoes and kayaks. Parking fee is $3.00 - or a yearly pass for $25.00
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 8/21/2007 4:32:41 PM
Waymark Code: WM21YK
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Blue Man
Views: 101

Long Description:
The Medlock Bridge unit of the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area offers trails and a small picnic area as well as a boat ramp that can accommodate either motor driven boats or canoes and kayaks.

Parking fee is $3.00 - or a yearly pass for $25.00
Parking for boat trailers as well as cars is available.


Day-use only. The park is open from dawn to dusk year round.

Dawn is defined as 30 minutes before legal sunrise and dusk is defined as 30 minutes after legal sunset.



The 48 miles of the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area is available for raft, canoe, kayak, motor boat and other small boat use year round. Jet skis are not permitted at any time. The river remains a cool temperature year-round, rarely getting warmer than 50 degrees Fahrenheit. The river within the park is open for boating from 30 minutes before sunrise until 30 minutes after sunset. Night boating is not permitted in the park.

The river offers excellent opportunities for leisurely paddling a raft, canoe or kayak to observe wildlife and wildflowers, do some fishing, or simple relaxing recreation.

On days when Buford Dam is not releasing water, the river below the dam is calm "flat water" with an occasional class I/II shoals or rapids. Currents can be strong around submerged rocks and jagged tree snags that are found in the river. Rubber-soled shoes are a must for tackling slippery rocks and the occasional broken glass bottle.

The river is accessible by boat North of Morgan Falls Dam at Bowmans Island, Abbotts Bridge, Medlock Bridge, Jones Bridge, Island Ford, and Chattahoochee River Park along Bull Sluice Lake.

South of Morgan Falls Dam the river is accessible by boat at Morgan Falls Park, Johnson Ferry, Powers Island and Paces Mill.

Even if you don't have your own boat to use, there is equipment available for rental. The Chattahoochee NRA does not rent boats directly, however there are several vendors licensed to rent canoes, kayaks, rafts, and tubes for day use on the river.

For directions (visit link)



Waterbody Name: Chattahoochee River

Fee: yes

Number of Lanes: One

Boat ramp hours: Not listed

Visit Instructions:
Logs should include a photo of the ramp area and a description of the waterbody at the time of one's visit.
Search for...
Geocaching.com Google Map
Google Maps
MapQuest
Bing Maps
Trails.com Maps
Nearest Waymarks
Nearest Boat Ramps
Nearest Geocaches
Nearest Benchmarks
Nearest Hotels
Create a scavenger hunt using this waymark as the center point
Recent Visits/Logs:
Date Logged Log User Rating  
Purplebutterflygirl visited Medlock Bridge unit of the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area - Norcross, GA 5/21/2011 Purplebutterflygirl visited it
Lat34North visited Medlock Bridge unit of the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area - Norcross, GA 8/21/2007 Lat34North visited it

View all visits/logs