catfish being shown off after being caught in the Columbus area.

Fishing

The Chattahoochee River, Lake Harding, and Lake Oliver have hosted numerous fishing competitions including the Cabela's King Kat Tournament and Bass Pro Shops Big Cat Quest Nationwide Tour. Additionally, several local parks have hosted fishing competitions like the Kid's Fishing Rodeo at Flat Rock Park.

People kayaking on the Chattahoochee River

Kayaking

Basketball teams have utilized facilities in Columbus State University, the Columbus Civic Center, various Parks and Recreation sites, as well as Muscogee County Schools for their events. In addition to hosting several Youth Basketball of America and GHSA events, the Big Shots Basketball tournament will be held in Columbus, GA this year.

Experience whitewater rafting in Columbus, Georgia!

Rafting

Come raft with us on the Chattahoochee River in Columbus, Ga. and Phenix City, Ala., the longest urban whitewater rafting in the world! The course has been described to be "Wild as Colorado and as Warm as Costa Rica." There will be other things to do after your raft trip, such as: biking on 15 miles of Riverwalk, visit Columbus' Coca-Cola Space Science Center, The National Infantry Museum, and Oxbow Meadows. Finish your trip by dining in beautiful Uptown Columbus— it's all right there. Visit more activities in Uptown Columbus. Come by our new retail shop to pick up everything you need to enjoy the day on the river. Check out the local spots at VisitColumbusGA.com.

This course will consist of over 5 class 4+ rapids and 10 smaller rapids. It will be one of the most exciting whitewater rafting rivers in the US! The biggest distinction between this river an other rivers is the volume of water which will be in the river when it is rafted.

For comparison, the rapids on the Ocoee River can reach up to 1,100 cubic feet per second in volume, while the rapids at the Chattahoochee can reach up to 13,000 cubic feet per second in volume. This makes the rapids the largest south of Canada and east of the Colorado!

Book on line at: WhitewaterExpress.com/chattahoochee-rafting/