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Morgan Falls River Park

Atlanta Metro Area, Georgia

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  • Gravel parking lot.- Morgan Falls River Park
  • The dog park has toys for the dogs to play on.- Morgan Falls River Park
  • Rocky area next to the river for sitting.- Morgan Falls River Park
  • River and dam.- Morgan Falls River Park
  • The river south.- Morgan Falls River Park
  • Sun setting across the river.- Morgan Falls River Park
  • Morgan Falls Dam.- Morgan Falls River Park
  • View down the river.- Morgan Falls River Park
Overview + Weather
Pros: 
Nice river views. Waterfall. Dog park.
Cons: 
Falls are hard to predict.
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Region:
Atlanta Metro Area, GA
Congestion: 
High
Pets allowed: 
Yes
Parking Pass: 
Not Required
Preferable Season(s):
Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall
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Adventure Description

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Based on the park’s popularity, you might think that Morgan Falls Overlook Park has the best views of Morgan Falls, which can be a bit confusing. Morgan Falls River Park (also known as Sandy Springs Dog Park) is a small 3- or 4-acre park along the Chattahoochee River right below the Morgan Falls Hydro Dam, the first place to give hydroelectric power to Atlanta. The dam was originally built in 1904 by the Georgia Power company to provide electricity for Atlanta’s now extinct streetcars, and now it powers 4,400 homes in Northern Atlanta.

If you’re lucky enough to be at the park when the dam releases water, which can be fairly unpredictable depending on water needs and the weather, you’ll remember why it’s called Morgan Falls. An impressive cascade 56 feet tall and almost 900 feet long will unleash thousands of gallons a second. Even when it is not releasing water, the park provides nice views of the river and a fenced off-leash dog park that attracts dog lovers from all over Sandy Springs.

Park amenities also include a fishing pier, a boat ramp, and several informational signs that give a history of the dam and the surrounding area.

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