Chattahoochee Bend State Park

NOTICE: The beginning of the Riverside Trail is closed due to natural damages to bridge three.
NOTICE: Within the next couple of months, Chattahoochee Bend State Park will conduct a prescribed burn in a controlled area of the park. This burn will not impact park operations but will instead encourage the land to start healthy regrowth.
NOTICE: The North Platform/Backcountry Primitive Campsites are closed until January 31, 2018 due to road renovations.
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"Chattahoochee Bend State Park allows you to maneuver through the shoals of the riveting river, explore wooded trails teeming with unique plant and wildlife and embark on a natural journey that refreshes and revitalizes the spirit."

Chattahoochee Bend State Park showcases a spectacular tract of wilderness in northwest Coweta County. Located in a graceful bend of the Chattahoochee River, the park is a haven for paddlers, campers and anglers. At 2,910 acres, Chattahoochee Bend is one of Georgia’s largest state parks, protecting five miles of river frontage. A boat ramp provides easy access to the water, while more than six miles of wooded trails are open for hiking and nature photography. An observation platform provides nice views of the river and forest.
 
Although most of the park has been left in its natural state, campers have many options for staying overnight within park boundaries. RV owners will enjoy the camping section with sunny pull-through and back-in sites. Tent campers can choose from riverfront platform sites, walk-in sites and traditional developed campsites. The park even offers screened Adirondack-style shelters for families and groups who want a unique camping experience. Bathhouses with hot showers are a short walk from most campsites. Covered picnic shelters may be rented for birthday parties, reunions and other gatherings.

Directions

GPS Coordinates:

N 33.4297220 | W -84.9895480
From I-85 North or South near Newnan, take Exit 47 Highway 34 (Bullsboro Boulevard). Go west 0.8 miles. Turn right onto Highway 34 Bypass (M. Farmer Industrial Road) at 4-way stop and go 8.2 miles. Turn right onto Thomas Powers Road and go 2.7 miles to a 4-way stop. The road name changes to Hewlett South Road. Continue straight 0.9 miles. Continue straight onto Bud Davis Road and go 1.9 miles. Turn right onto Flat Rock Road. The road name changes to Bobwhite Way. Continue straight to gated entrance of the park.


Address
425 Bobwhite Way
Newnan, GA United States 30263
Coweta County
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Phone
770-254-7271

Nature Hike Highlight: Beaver Dam
Saturday, Feb 25, 2017 2:30 PM to 3:45 PM
Presenter/Location: Chattahoochee Bend State Park
Beavers are amazing and industrious animals. Come out with a Ranger to learn about beavers and see the palace they've built in our park. Hike is an easy 1.5 miles. All ages, wear sturdy shoes. Please pre-register.  $5 plus $5 parking. 770-254-7271.
Archery Class
Sunday, Feb 26, 2017 1 PM to 3 PM
Presenter/Location: Chattahoochee Bend State Park
Learn how to shoot a bow and arrow with our skilled instructors. We will meet at the Visitor center. You must show up at the beginning and take the safety course or you will not be able to participate. Register in advance.  $8 plus $5 parking. 770-254-7271.
Get Outdoors Georgia
Volunteer Work Day
Saturday, Mar 4, 2017 10 AM to 1 PM
Saturday, Mar 18, 2017 10 AM to 1 PM
Saturday, Apr 8, 2017 10 AM to 1 PM
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Presenter/Location: Chattahoochee Bend State Park
Volunteers will join Chattahoochee Bend Friends for a day of working on Trails and landscapes for the park. Meet at the Visitor's Center. 770-254-7271.
Get Outdoors Georgia
Campfire's Light
Friday, Mar 10, 2017 7 PM to 9 PM
Presenter/Location: Chattahoochee Bend State Park
Enjoy light-hearted fun around a campfire’s light. Come out and sing songs, listen and participate in funny stories, and roast marshmallows around the fire for s'mores. Stop by the Visitor Center and let us know you are going to attend. $5 parking. 770-254-7271.
Games for Camping
Saturday, Mar 11, 2017 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Presenter/Location: Chattahoochee Bend State Park
Come play cool games with the staff at the Chatt Bend. We will have a material list and instructions for you to make the same games you will be playing with us.  $3 plus $5 parking. 770-254-7271.
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Dutch Oven Delights Club
Saturday, Mar 11, 2017 3:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Presenter/Location: Chattahoochee Bend State Park
We will come together at shelter number 1 and learn to use the Dutch Oven. Swap some recipes and share some food that you will prepare. You need to bring Ingredients but the charcoal will be provided. I will have some Dutch ovens to use for the beginners. We will meet monthly for this event.  $6.00 plus $5 parking. 770-254-7271.
Night Hike—Sensory Awareness
Friday, Mar 17, 2017 8 PM to 9:30 PM
Presenter/Location: Chattahoochee Bend State Park
A night hike along the River Trail with 5 different experiments to try your senses. We’ll have hot cocoa to keep your fingers warm and taste buds happy. Bring flashlight for safety, sturdy shoes, bug spray, and water. Pre-register. Ages 8+.  $5.00 plus $5 parking. 770-254-7271.
Geocaching the Bend
Saturday, Mar 18, 2017 1 PM to 3 PM
Presenter/Location: Chattahoochee Bend State Park
Go "treasure hunting" with the official Chatt Bend geocaching map and a GPS device to hunt caches. This time we're starting from the Visitors Center and heading east on the Wild Turkey Trail. Bring your own GPS device or share ours. For beginners to experts. All ages.  $5 plus $5 parking. 770-254-7271.
Hooch Hike and Paddle
Saturday, Mar 25, 2017 8:15 AM to 2:30 PM
Saturday, Apr 29, 2017 8:15 AM to 2:30 PM
Saturday, May 27, 2017 8:15 AM to 2:30 PM
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Presenter/Location: Chattahoochee Bend State Park
Get the best of both worlds at the Bend -- a 5.5 mile hike up the Riverside Trail to the bend boat launch where we’ll break for lunch. Then, a short instruction session to get you on your way; a nice, easy paddle back down the Chattahoochee. Boats are available to rent or bring your own...  $12 with own boat; $30 boat rental. $5 parking. 770-254-7271.
Soak It In
Hike and Paddle
Saturday, Mar 25, 2017 8:30 AM to 2:30 PM
Presenter/Location: Chattahoochee Bend State Park
Get the best of both worlds here at The Bend: a 5.5-mile hike up the Riverside Trail to the boat launch where we’ll have lunch. A short instruction session to get you on your way to a nice, easy paddle back down the Chattahoochee. Boats are available to rent or bring your own...  $12 plus $30 boat rental. $5 parking. 770-254-7271.
Glow-In-The-Dark Bowling
Saturday, Mar 25, 2017 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Saturday, Mar 25, 2017 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Saturday, Apr 29, 2017 8 PM to 9:30 PM
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Presenter/Location: Chattahoochee Bend State Park
Grab your glow sticks and light bracelets and come out for family fun outdoor bowling. Bring a dim light or use glow sticks for light (no bright phone lights or flashlights, please). All ages. Cash only.  $3 per person $5 parking. 770-254-7271.
Handicapped AccessibleSoak It In
Glow-In-The-Dark Bowling
Saturday, Mar 25, 2017 7:30 PM to 9 PM
Presenter/Location: Chattahoochee Bend State Park
Grab your glow sticks and light bracelets for family outdoor bowling. Bring a dim light or use glow sticks for light (no bright phone lights or flashlights, please). Reserve your lane today. All ages.  $3 cash please. $5 parking. 770-254-7271.
Handicapped Accessible