Chattahoochee Bend State Park

Chattahoochee Bend State Park
Reservations 800-864-7275
Park 770-254-7271

NOTICE: The beginning of the Riverside Trail is closed due to natural damages to bridge three.
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.

$5 parking. Annual passes available.

Park Hours:

7 a.m.–10 p.m.
Gates lock at 10 p.m. No late access.

Office Hours:

8 a.m.–5 p.m.

Accommodations & Facilities:

• 2,910 Acres
• 25 RV Campsites ($26)
• 9 Tent Drive-In Campsites ($23)
• 11 Tent Walk-In Campsites ($15)
• 7 Riverside Platform Campsites ($15)
• 7 Riverside Backcountry/Paddle-In Campsites ($9/person) — 5.5-mile hike or paddle to campground steps; check in by 1 p.m. required
• Adirondack Group Camping ($75)
• 2 Picnic Shelters ($35)
• Boat Ramp
• Gift Shop

Things To Do & See:

• Hiking — 12 miles of trails
Kayak & Canoe Rental
• Park Paddlers Club
• Mountain Biking ($3 fee) — 3.2 miles of trails
• Picnicking
• Playground
• Fishing
• Geocaching

Nearby Attractions:

• Callaway Gardens
Columbus, Georgia
F.D. Roosevelt State Park
• Historic Newnan
• Historic Banning Mills
Pine Mountain, Georgia
• Powers (Crossroads) Pavilion
Roosevelt’s Little White House Historic Site
Thomaston, Georgia

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Volunteer Work Day
Saturday, Jan 28, 2017 10 AM to 1 PM
Saturday, Feb 11, 2017 10 AM to 1 PM
Saturday, Mar 4, 2017 10 AM to 1 PM
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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
Barks and Recreation
Sunday, Jan 29, 2017 1 PM
Recycle your old t-shirts and turn them into a toy your dog will love. Bring two t-shirts and your furry friend. After toy making, we'll go on a dog pack hike along the river to enjoy the scenery. Dogs must be on a 6-foot leash at all times. Dress appropriately for the weather. Please pre-register. Free treats!  $5 per dog $5 parking. 770-254-7271.
Archery Class
Saturday, Feb 4, 2017 10 AM to 12 PM
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
Geocaching the Bend
Saturday, Feb 4, 2017 1 PM to 2:30 PM
We're going out 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.
Arts & Crafts
Sunday, Feb 5, 2017 10 AM to 12 PM
Join us on the porch of the visitor center as we make paper bag birds.  $2 plus $5 parking. 770-254-7271.
Full Moon Flat Rock Hike
Friday, Feb 10, 2017 7 PM to 8:30 PM
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. A telescope will be set for viewing the awesome full moon. Please pay with cash.  $5 plus $5 parking. 770-254-7271.
Valentine's Day Luminary Riverside Stroll
Saturday, Feb 11, 2017 6 PM to 8 PM
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. No couples admitted after 7:25 pm.  $10 per couple. $5 parking. 770-254-7271.
Hidden Gem: Flat Rock & Boulder Area Tour
Saturday, Feb 18, 2017 1 PM to 3:30 PM
If you’ve already seen and enjoyed our granite outcroppings on the Flat Rock Trail, then you’ve got to see the outcroppings the park has off of the trail. The park hosts larger and more pristine outcroppings that you can only get to by trekking off trail with a Ranger. Hike is about 4-5 miles, moderate to strenuous.  $5.00 plus $5 parking. 770-254-7271.
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Nature Hike Highlight: Beaver Dam
Saturday, Feb 25, 2017 2:30 PM to 3:45 PM
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.
Dutch Oven Delights Club
Saturday, Mar 11, 2017 3:30 PM to 6:30 PM
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 and 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.
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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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. Register in advance, space is limited. Ages 10+  $12 with own boat; $30 boat rental. $5 parking. 770-254-7271.
Soak It In
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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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.
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Chattahoochee Bend State Park
425 Bobwhite Way
Newnan, GA 30263
Coweta County

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.

Chattahoochee Bend State Park
425 Bobwhite Way
Newnan, GA 30263 View Details

Chattahoochee Bend State Park