Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area | PALISADES BOAT RAMP

Motorboat ramp a Paces Mill

Motorboat ramp a Paces Mill

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The southernmost boat ramp within Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area is located in the Paces Mill section of the Palisades unit. There are actually two boat ramps, one for launching motorboats and the other hand-paddled watercraft. The motorboat ramp is located off on its own, away from the main parking lot at Paces Mill. Signs point the way once you enter the park. Keep in mind that you can launch hand-paddled watercraft from here as well, but you must park back at the main parking lot, which depending on where you find a space could be up to a quarter mile away. The five parking spaces at the motorboat ramp are only for vehicles with trailers. See the Directions page for location.

For those planning to travel north, there are plenty of rapids caused by large rocks just below the surface all the way to the Powers Island unit. Therefore, northern travel is probably not a great idea in a motorboat. This ramp is best suited as a launching point for trips south and out of the park. National Park Planner only covers the National Park land, so I cannot say what the river is like to the south of the park.

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Last updated on September 28, 2020
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