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Chattahoochee Bend State Park

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

NOTICE: The North Platform/Backcountry Primitive Campsites are closed until July 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.

$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
• 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

Chattahoochee Bend State Park Business Plan

Park Paddlers Club

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Select one of 24 RV Campsites, 9 Tent-Only Campsites, 11 Tent Walk-In Campsites, 1 Adirondack Camping Area, 7 Riverside Platforms Campsites (west), 7 Riverside Backcountry/Paddle-In Campsites (north), 2 Picnic Shelters.
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Decorate For The 4th
Saturday & Sunday 8 AM - 3 PM from Jul 2, 2016 until Jul 3, 2016 
Win a prize for the best decorated campsite. Two prizes will be given out one for each campground. Judges will start looking at sites at 3pm and the winners will be announced at Glow in the Dark Bowling. $5 parking. 770-254-7271.
Blackberry Pickin'
Saturday, Jul 2, 2016 10 AM to 11:30 AM
A ranger will lead us out to the best places for blackberry picking. Visitors will receive their own 2016 Chatt Bend Blackberry Book filled with blackberry recipes. Bring your own bag/basket and you're most famous blackberry recipe (including photos) to be included in 2017s cookbook. Cover up from sun, bugs and briers.  $3 plus $5 parking. 770-254-7271.
Get Outdoors Georgia
Imagination Playground
Saturday, Jul 2, 2016 10 AM to 3 PM
Fun for all ages this is here to inspire creative building and play. It will be located in front of the visitor center. $5 parking. 770-254-7271.
Handicapped Accessible
Art In The Park
Saturday, Jul 2, 2016 1 PM to 2:30 PM
We will be making 4th of July keepsakes to remember your visit. Ages 5 and older to participate. We will be meeting on the porch at the visitor center.  $3.00 a person $5 parking. 770-254-7271.
Get Outdoors Georgia
Glow-In-The-Dark Bowling
Saturday, Jul 2, 2016 9 PM to 10 PM
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
Get Out and Hike
Sunday, Jul 3, 2016 10 AM to 12:30 PM
We will be going on a 3 mile on the River Trail and discover wildlife of all sorts. We will meet at the day use area in front of the trail head.  $3.00 per person $5 parking. 770-254-7271.
Get Outdoors Georgia
Flashlight Tag
Friday, Jul 8, 2016 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
This activity is for ages 8 and older and will meet at the open field in front of campground 1.  $2 plus $5 parking. 770-254-7271.
Get Outdoors Georgia
Hike and Paddle - Fall Edition
Saturday, Jul 9, 2016 9 AM to 2 PM
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. Register in advance, space is limited. Ages 10+  $12 plus $30 boat rental. $5 parking. 770-254-7271.
Games for Camping
Saturday, Jul 16, 2016 10 AM to 12 PM
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. $5 parking. 770-254-7271.
Handicapped Accessible
Full Moon Flat Rock Hike
Saturday, Jul 16, 2016 9 PM to 10:30 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 at 9:00 pm. A telescope will be set for viewing the awesome full moon.  $5 cash please $5 parking. 770-254-7271.
S'mores Around The Campfire
Friday, Jul 22, 2016 7 PM to 9 PM
Bring your sticks and s'more stuff and hang with the ranger and sing songs, and share tall tales.  $2 plus $5 parking. 770-254-7271.
Camp Wide Bingo
Saturday, Jul 23, 2016 10 AM to 4 PM
Camp wide bingo starts at 10:00 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.
Water Gun Fights
Saturday, Jul 23, 2016 1 PM to 2 PM
That's right bring a friend, bring your water gun and join a team to shot at targets and dose each other with water.  $2.oo per person $5 parking. 770-254-7271.
Bend Fest
Saturday, Sep 17, 2016 10 AM to 4 PM
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.
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

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