Chattahoochee Bend State Park

NOTICE: The North Platform/Backcountry Primitive Campsites are closed until December 31 due to a timber cut.
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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

Flick at the Park
Friday, Aug 5, 2016 7 PM to 9 PM
Presenter/Location: Chattahoochee Bend State Park
Come watch a classic movie at the park with family and friends. We will be showing the movie at the Visitor Center on the porch, with candy and drinks for sale.  Free plus $5 parking. 770-254-7271.
Flat Rocks Trail Hike
Saturday, Aug 6, 2016 9 AM to 10:30 AM
Presenter/Location: Chattahoochee Bend State Park
Come take a 1-mile hike with the naturalist along Flat Rock Trail and discover the unique habitat of the flat rock uplands.  $3.00 plus $5 parking. 770-254-7271.
Games for Camping
Saturday, Aug 6, 2016 3 PM to 5 PM
Saturday, Aug 20, 2016 1 PM to 2 PM
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.
Handicapped Accessible
Orienteering Lessons
Sunday, Aug 7, 2016 1 PM to 3 PM
Presenter/Location: Chattahoochee Bend State Park
Program open to 10 years of age or older. We will be going over basic skills for map and compass the parts of the compass and map and how to have a safe hike. We will meet at the visitor center.  $4 plus $5 parking. 770-254-7271.
Get Outdoors Georgia
Welcome to the Park Campfire
Friday, Aug 12, 2016 7 PM to 8:30 PM
Friday, Aug 26, 2016 7 PM to 9 PM
Presenter/Location: Chattahoochee Bend State Park
Meet Campground 2. We will gather around and share stories and watch the fire burn. You are welcome to bring s’more stuff or hot dogs to cook over the fire. Open to all. $5 parking. 770-254-7271.
Camp Wide Bingo
Saturday, Aug 13, 2016 8 AM to 4 PM
Presenter/Location: Chattahoochee Bend State Park
Camp wide bingo starts at 8:00 am and ends at 4:00 pm It is a $1.00 per card and prizes will be given out for each card with bingo on it.  $1 per bingo card $5 parking. 770-254-7271.
Mountain Bike Trail Ride
Saturday, Aug 13, 2016 9 AM to 11 AM
Presenter/Location: Chattahoochee Bend State Park
Join our avid mountain bike guide who can help you find the cyclist in you. Meet at Trail Head 2. Must have your own bike and open to ages 12 and older.  $3 plus $5 parking. 770-254-7271.
Star Gazing at the Chattahoochee Bend State Park
Saturday, Aug 13, 2016 9 PM to 10 PM
Presenter/Location: Chattahoochee Bend State Park
Join us at the Visitor Center for stargazing. We'll be identifying constellations and discussing the ancient tales associated with them. Bring a blanket for sitting and a flashlight with a red lens, cover, or bulb. Binoculars and star charts are recommended.  $3 plus $5 parking. 770-254-7271.
Hike the Wild Turkey Trail
Sunday, Aug 14, 2016 11 AM to 1 PM
Presenter/Location: Chattahoochee Bend State Park
Before starting an active week of work, kids and responsibilities and come hike the Wild Turkey Trail and discover what the park has to offer. Ages 8 and above to participate.  $3 per hiker $5 parking. 770-254-7271.
Full Moon Flat Rock Hike
Friday, Aug 19, 2016 9 PM to 10 PM
Presenter/Location: Chattahoochee Bend State Park
This is an easy 1 mile hike at sunset around the unique flat rock trail. The granite outcropping area has wide open canopy for viewing the moon rise at 9:00 pm. A telescope will be set for viewing the awesome full moon.  $5 cash please $5 parking. 770-254-7271.
Paws at the Park
Saturday, Aug 20, 2016 9 AM to 10:30 AM
Presenter/Location: Chattahoochee Bend State Park
Bring your best friend to the park and go on the trails and have you pup splash around in the creek.  $3 plus $5 parking. 770-254-7271.
Hike and Paddle - Fall Edition
Saturday, Aug 27, 2016 9 AM to 2 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.
Plants that Even I Can’t Kill in the Yard
Sunday, Aug 28, 2016 2 PM to 3 PM
Presenter/Location: Chattahoochee Bend State Park
Learn local plants you can grow in your yard that are drought tolerant and look great! We will meet at Visitor Center. $5 parking. 770-254-7271.
Get Outdoors Georgia
Bingo At The Bend
Friday, Sep 9, 2016 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Presenter/Location: Chattahoochee Bend State Park
Come "BINGO" it up at the park. This is not your typical bingo game. This one combines the educational side of wildlife and the fun of bingo. If not already, one can familiarize themselves with wildlife terms and animals. Small prizes will be given out. Pre-registration is required. All ages...  $2 plus $5 parking. 770-254-7271.
Handicapped Accessible
Bend Fest
Saturday, Sep 17, 2016 10 AM to 4 PM
Presenter/Location: Chattahoochee Bend State Park
A festival hosting Georgia's own artisans, crafts, and food located right on the Chattahoochee River. Get adventurous with outdoor recreational activities, bird and nature show, hay rides, games and other fun for the family. $5 parking. 770-254-7271.