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

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.

Park Hours: 7 a.m.–10 p.m.
Gates lock at 10 p.m. No late access.
Office Hours: 8 a.m.–5p.m.
$5 parking. Annual passes available.
GeorgiaStateParks.org/ChattahoocheeBend

Accommodations & Facilities:
• 2,910 Acres
• 25 RV Campsites ($26) — 40 foot maximum
• 10 Tent Drive-In Campsites ($23) — 15 foot maximum
• 12 Tent Walk-In Campsites ($15)
• 8 Riverside Platform Campsites ($15) in west campground; steep slope to river; no swimming access
• 8 Riverside Backcountry/Paddle-In Campsites ($9 per person) — 5.5-mile hike or paddle to campground steps; check in by 1 p.m. required
• Adirondack Group Camping ($75) — 4 screened shelters; 1 ADA accessible; central fire pit
• 2 Picnic Shelters ($35)
• Boat Ramp
• Gift Shop

Things To Do & See:
• Hiking — 12 miles of trails; observation platform
Canoeing/Kayaking — rentals; no shuttles, best to bring two vehicles
• Mountain Biking
• 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
Valentine's Day Luminary Riverside Stroll
Saturday, Feb 13, 2016 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 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
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
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
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. Volunteers get cool swag! Please call and let us know you're coming. $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
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
Hike and Paddle
Saturday, Mar 12, 2016 9 AM to 2 PM
Saturday, Apr 2, 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.
Morning Spring Botanic Hike and Afternoon Geocaching
Saturday, Mar 19, 2016 10 AM to 3 PM
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. Hike is at least 2 miles. Beginners to expert. All ages.  $ 5 per person per program $5 parking. 770-254-7271.
Night Hike - Sensory Awareness
Friday, Mar 25, 2016 8 PM to 9:30 PM
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
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. Free finger painting for all ages.  $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
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 www.sweepthehooch.org $5 parking. 770-254-7271.
Lyrids Meteor Shower Backpacking Trip
Friday, Apr 22, 2016 until Saturday, Apr 23, 2016 11 AM to 2 PM
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. This is an overnight program that will guide you through all the necessities for overnight backpacking. For info email: chattbend.naturalist@gmail.com  $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
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. Your dog will love you for it. Please preregister  $ 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
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

Directions: 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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