Chattahoochee Bend State Park

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

NOTICE: The North Platform/Backcountry Primitive Campsites are closed until January 31, 2017 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.
GeorgiaStateParks.org/ChattahoocheeBend

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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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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Events
Eagle Watch
Saturday, Jan 21, 2017 1 PM
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. Bring chairs and binoculars for watching. Pre-register, space is limited.  $5 plus $5 parking. 770-254-7271.
Hidden Gem
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.
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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Address/Directions
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.


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Chattahoochee Bend State Park