Georgia State Parks and Historic Sites
Chattahoochee Bend State Park
TIMBER NOTICE:  Through February, the River Trail from mile marker 4 northward, as well as the North Backcountry Primitive Campsites, will be closed due to a timber harvest.
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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.
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Directions: From I-85 North or South near Newnan, take Exit 47 Hwy. 34 (Bullsboro Blvd.). Go west .8 miles. Turn right onto Hwy. 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 .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.

425 Bobwhite Way
Newnan, GA United States 30263
Coweta County



Valentine's Day Luminary Riverside Stroll
Saturday, Feb 13, 2016 6 PM to 8 PM
Presenter/Location: Chattahoochee Bend State Park
Bring your lover out for a stroll along the riverside at sunset. Luminary lanterns light the way along the trail leading to the Observation Tower where we'll keep a fire burning for you. The hike is self-guided for a quiet experience. Bring flashlight, sturdy shoes. Pre-register...  $10 a couple $5 parking. 770-254-7271.
Geocaching at Chatt Bend
Saturday, Feb 20, 2016 12 PM to 1:30 PM
Saturday, Feb 20, 2016 12 PM to 1:30 PM
Presenter/Location: Chattahoochee Bend State Park
We're going out with the Official Chatt Bend Geocaching map and a GPS device to hunt caches in different locations throughout the park. Bring your own GPS or share ours. For beginners to experts, all ages. Please pre-register.  5 plus $5 parking. 770-254-7271.
Nature Hike Highlight: Beaver Dam
Saturday, Feb 20, 2016 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.
River Flood Clean Up Efforts
Saturday, Feb 27, 2016 1 PM to 3 PM
Presenter/Location: Chattahoochee Bend State Park
Our team has been working hard to clean up the site of the flood here at the Bend, but we still need a hand in clean-up efforts. Donate 2 hours of your day with us to walk the river side to collect trash that has washed up on shore... $5 parking. 770-254-7271.
Hidden Gems of Chattahoochee Bend State Park - Eagle Watch
Saturday, Mar 5, 2016 7:30 AM to 9:15 AM
Presenter/Location: Chattahoochee Bend State Park
This is a rare opportunity to see the remarkable bald eagles nest on site. A ranger will lead a short hike off trail to the nest viewing area with telescopes and binoculars for a closer look. Learn about the protected bald eagle and get the chance to see some in action...  $5 plus $5 parking. 770-254-7271.
Hidden Gem
Hike and Paddle
Saturday, Mar 12, 2016 9 AM to 2 PM
Saturday, Apr 2, 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 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 per person, $30 boat rental $5 parking. 770-254-7271.
Morning Spring Botanic Hike and Afternoon Geocaching
Saturday, Mar 19, 2016 10 AM to 3 PM
Presenter/Location: Chattahoochee Bend State Park
Join us at 10 am for a 1 mile guided hike around the flat rock area. This part of the park hosts a unique ecosystem with a diverse array of plants and wildflowers. At 1 pm we'll be going out with the official geocaching map and GPS device to hunt caches. Bring your own GPS or share ours...  $ 5 per person per program $5 parking. 770-254-7271.
Night Hike - Sensory Awareness
Friday, Mar 25, 2016 8 PM to 9:30 PM
Presenter/Location: Chattahoochee Bend State Park
Try your nocturnal skills and join us in a night hike along the river to the observation tower. There will be a chance for you to partake in fun experiments to test your senses. Hike is 2 miles total on easy terrain. Bring a flashlight for safety, sturdy shoes, bug spray, and water. Pre-register.  $5 plus $5 parking. 770-254-7271.
Easter Eggcitement at the Bend
Saturday, Mar 26, 2016 1 PM to 3:30 PM
Presenter/Location: Chattahoochee Bend State Park
Bring your baskets and camera; 1000 candy and prize filled eggs and the Easter bunny will be here. Age groups 0-4, 5-8, 9-12. After the hunt get drawing in the sidewalk chalk art contest. Chalk is provided. Ages groups 4-8 and 9-13, prizes for each age group announced at 3:30...  $3 for egg hunt, $3 for chalk contest. $5 parking. 770-254-7271.
Sweep the Hooch 2016
Saturday, Apr 9, 2016 9 AM to 2 PM
Presenter/Location: Chattahoochee Bend State Park
We are gearing up for another big cleanup of the Chattahoochee River. In 2015, 500 walkers, waders, and paddlers removed 14,320 lbs., or 7.16 TONS of trash out of a 60-mile stretch of river. This is your chance to volunteer and be part of this community. Register at $5 parking. 770-254-7271.
Lyrids Meteor Shower Backpacking Trip
Friday, Apr 22, 2016 until Saturday, Apr 23, 2016 11 AM to 2 PM
Presenter/Location: Chattahoochee Bend State Park
The perfect weekend for backpacking; a full moon and meteor shower. This program is for beginners to backpacking. A 5.5 mile hike to North Platform Camp area, and 5.5 mile return hike the next day...  $40 plus $5 parking. 770-254-7271.
Morning Botanic Hike and Afternoon Barks and Rec
Saturday, Apr 30, 2016 10 AM to 2:30 PM
Presenter/Location: Chattahoochee Bend State Park
A guided botanic hike around the parks spectacular granite outcrops highlighting the diverse plant and wildlife. Hike begins at 10 am and is a one mile easy loop. At 1 pm we'll teach you how to craft your dog a new toy using 2 old t-shirts (bring your own shirts), then we'll go on a dog pack hike...  $ 5 per person for hike, $5 per dog for toy making $5 parking. 770-254-7271.
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.
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