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Waterskiing on Lake Seminole. Photo by Earl Roberts, Eufaula, Alabama.Recreation-minded travelers are becoming more discriminating, closely examining the monetary and educational values of their vacations.

Fishing on Lake Eufaula/Walter F. George. Photo by Earl Roberts, Eufaula, Alabama.In addition to the Chattahoochee Valley's historic and cultural sites and activities, tourists find themselves amply entertained by recreation in the form of outdoor sports. This river corridor teems with wildlife and abundant woodlands. In short, it is a mecca for campers, golfers, cyclists, birders, and anyone else wishing to revel in the beauty of the outdoors. The Valley's warm, fertile waters harbor some of the most plentiful and challenging gamefish in America and attract anglers from all over the country. Others take advantage of the area's water resources by boating, skiing, swimming, or diving. Hunters enjoy visiting this region because of the numerous quail, deer, and turkey found here.

Arnold Palmer, U.S. Open, Green Island Country Club, Columbus, Georgia. Photo by Columbus Ledger-Enquirer.Area citizens and tourists alike pay to see or use our scenery and natural attractions. When they leave, we still have these resources to enjoy and sell over and over again. These travel dollars mount up quickly because 24 tourists a day, visiting a scenic or recreational site, provide revenue equivalent to a factory with a $100,000 annual payroll. Thousands of new travelers discover this region each year because of the Commission's promotional efforts. After visiting here, they return home and spread the word about the Valley's unparalleled beauty and hospitality.

As a member of the Historic Chattahoochee Commission, you will also gain valuable knowledge about the recreational attractions in your own backyard. You will learn how your business and community can better reap the benefits offered by the tourist/recreation industry. After all, recreation is a major interest of yours, isn't it?

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