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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.
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
• 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

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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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Nature Hike Highlight: Granite Outcroppings
Friday, Jun 3, 2016 4 PM to 5 PM
A 1 mile guided hike highlighting the unique and diverse ecosystem of the granite outcroppings. See the impact humans have had and how preserving a space for just a few years has encouraged new growth and has promoted a healthy habitat. We will also talk about prescribed fire and its benefit.  5 plus $5 parking. 770-254-7271.
Get Outdoors Georgia
Guided Hike on Chatt Bend's Newest Trail - National Trails Day
Saturday, Jun 4, 2016 11 AM to 12:45 PM
We're guiding a hike on our newest addition to our trail system. It's about a 3 mile trek that will take us around the beaver ponds and along the Chattahoochee River with opportunity to see the resident beavers and herons. There is always something to see, bring binoculars.  $5 plus $5 parking. 770-254-7271.
Get Outdoors Georgia
Hike and Paddle
Saturday, Jun 11, 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 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 per person, $30 boat rental $5 parking. 770-254-7271.
Get Outdoors Georgia
Women's Outdoor Class at the Bend
Saturday, Jun 18, 2016 10 AM to 6 PM
This is an introductory class to the outdoors designed to guide and inspire women ages 14+. This class covers: Preparedness, LNT, trail etiquette, and gear. Hands-on camp set up, bear hang, tent, water procurement, useful knots, fire making, map and compass. Self care, weather/emergency. Must register and pay deposit by June 11th.  $25 plus $5 parking. 770-254-7271.
Get Outdoors Georgia
Nature Highlight: Basic Tree ID
Friday, Jun 24, 2016 4 PM to 5:15 PM
Come along with the Naturalist for a short 1.5 mile stroll through the woods. We will learn to identify common trees in the area. Bring bug spray, water, prepare for the outdoors. Pre-register. Space is limited.  $3 plus $5 parking. 770-254-7271.
Get Outdoors Georgia
Junior Ranger Day - Wildlife and Earth Investigators
Saturday, Jun 25, 2016 12 PM to 5 PM
A fun day of Earth and Wildlife investigation includes: a curious 1.5 mile nature hike with wildlife observation, hands-on owl discovery with pellet dissection, examine river water quality, and more. Ages 6-12 years old. All kids will earn a Level I badge. Must register and pay deposit by June 18th.  $15 or $20 includes Jr. Ranger journal and pen $5 parking. 770-254-7271.
Get Outdoors Georgia
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.
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
425 Bobwhite Way
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Make reservations using the options above or call 1-800-864-7275 (Monday–Friday, 8 a.m.–8 p.m.; Saturday–Sunday, 9 a.m.–5 p.m. EST).
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