Chattahoochee River at West Paces Ferry Road

Atlanta, Georgia

There is a wide sidewalk and a picturesque pedestrian bridge next to this site.

The National Park Service's Palisades Unit is just upstream of this sampling site. The canoe and kayak ramp is a popular take out for tubers and rafters finishing their float down the Chattahoochee during the summer. Many people picnic, wade in the river, hike the trails and climb the rocky bluffs of the river at the Palisades Unit.


Tests are taken weekly and results are updated to SWIM GUIDE each Friday. Real time water quality information can be viewed at https://www2.usgs.gov/water/southatlantic/ga/bacteria/

COVID-19

Keep your distance from other people.

Practicing social distancing is still essential. Only go to the beach if you are able to keep 6 feet or 2 meters away from others. Follow the instructions provided by your local health authorities. If your community has asked that you remain indoors and away from others, do so. Spending a day in any crowded place is the worst thing we can do for our most vulnerable right now and will counter our efforts to curb the virus’s spread.

Water Quality
  • Meets water quality standards

  • Current Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on June 23th, 2022. Chattahoochee Riverkeeper updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on June 27th, 2022 at 12:35 PM.
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Current Weather
28°C
Chance of rain and risk of a thunderstorm
Monitoring Frequency

Chattahoochee River at West Paces Ferry Road is sampled weekly from January 1st to December 31st.

Source Information

Samples are collected weekly and analyzed from three locations in a partnership between the National Park Service, United States Geological Survey and Chattahoochee Riverkeeper. When new sample data is available, Chattahoochee Riverkeeper updates SWIM Guide.

A test does not meet water quality standards when a presumptive E. coli level has a EPA Beach Action Value higher than 235 MPN/100ml.

Real-time advisories based on turbidity levels can be viewed by following this link: https://www2.usgs.gov/water/southatlantic/ga/bacteria/

Read more
Water Quality Graph

Chattahoochee River at West Paces Ferry Road

Atlanta, Georgia

COVID-19

Keep your distance from other people.

Practicing social distancing is still essential. Only go to the beach if you are able to keep 6 feet or 2 meters away from others. Follow the instructions provided by your local health authorities. If your community has asked that you remain indoors and away from others, do so. Spending a day in any crowded place is the worst thing we can do for our most vulnerable right now and will counter our efforts to curb the virus’s spread.

Water Quality
  • Meets water quality standards
  • Current Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on June 23th, 2022. Chattahoochee Riverkeeper updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on June 27th, 2022 at 12:35 PM.
For water quality icon legend, click:  
Current Weather
28°C
Chance of rain and risk of a thunderstorm

There is a wide sidewalk and a picturesque pedestrian bridge next to this site.

The National Park Service's Palisades Unit is just upstream of this sampling site. The canoe and kayak ramp is a popular take out for tubers and rafters finishing their float down the Chattahoochee during the summer. Many people picnic, wade in the river, hike the trails and climb the rocky bluffs of the river at the Palisades Unit.


Tests are taken weekly and results are updated to SWIM GUIDE each Friday. Real time water quality information can be viewed at https://www2.usgs.gov/water/southatlantic/ga/bacteria/

Monitoring Frequency

Chattahoochee River at West Paces Ferry Road is sampled weekly from January 1st to December 31st.

Source Information

Samples are collected weekly and analyzed from three locations in a partnership between the National Park Service, United States Geological Survey and Chattahoochee Riverkeeper. When new sample data is available, Chattahoochee Riverkeeper updates SWIM Guide.

A test does not meet water quality standards when a presumptive E. coli level has a EPA Beach Action Value higher than 235 MPN/100ml.

Real-time advisories based on turbidity levels can be viewed by following this link: https://www2.usgs.gov/water/southatlantic/ga/bacteria/

Read more
Water Quality Graph

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