Chattahoochee River User
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Chattahoochee River User's Guide

Title Details

Pages: 248

Illustrations: 200 color photos

Trim size: 5.500in x 8.500in



Pub Date: 08/15/2014

ISBN: 9-780-8203-4679-3

List Price: $24.95


Pub Date: 08/15/2014

ISBN: 9-780-8203-4694-6

List Price: $24.95

Subsidies and Partnerships

Published in association with Chattahoochee Riverkeeper

Published with the generous support of Wormsloe Foundation Nature Books

Chattahoochee River User's Guide

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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 the river’s cultural and natural history, and present river issues in an immersive and engaging manner that will inspire users to help protect their local waterways.

The guide includes
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

No matter what your reasons are for picking up [this guide], you won’t be disappointed. You will be entertained with interesting facts and photos, and you will be impressed with Cook’s descriptive and invaluable information regarding every facet of the Chattahoochee River.

—Sydnah Kingra, Northeast Georgia Living

Joe Cook’s Chattahoochee River User’s Guide serves not only as a handy guide to recreation on the Chattahoochee, but also a history book, an ecology lesson, and a love letter to Georgia’s longest and perhaps most well-known river. . . . Cook’s appreciation for the Chattahoochee is evident and engaging, evoking vivid pictures of the living river that has something to appeal to all lovers of the outdoors, from kayakers to campers to the casual picnicker. This book is appropriate for adult and young adult outdoorsmen/women alike.

—Maryska Connolly-Brown, Georgia Library Quarterly


National Outdoor Book Award, National Outdoor Book Awards

B. J. Freeman

Noel Burkhead

About the Author/Editor

JOE COOK works with the Coosa River Basin Initiative and is the coordinator of Georgia River Network’s annual Paddle Georgia event. He has authored Georgia River Network guides to the Broad, Chattahoochee, Etowah, Flint, and Oconee Rivers (all Georgia). Cook’s photography has been widely published, and he is the coauthor with Monica Cook of River Song: A Journey down the Chattahoochee and Apalachicola Rivers.