Chattahoochee Bend State Park

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425 Bobwhite Way, Newnan, GA 30263, United States

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Introduction of Chattahoochee Bend State Park

In the northwest of Coweta County, Chattahoochee Bend State Park shows a magnificent area of nature. The park, which is situated in a lovely bend of the Chattahoochee River, is a refuge for campers, fishermen, and paddlers. One of Georgia’s largest state parks, Chattahoochee Bend protects five miles of riverfront on 2,910 acres. While more than six miles of forested paths are accessible for hiking and wildlife photography, a boat ramp makes it simple to get on the lake. Nice views of the river and woodland are provided by an observation platform.

Campers have a variety of alternatives for overnight lodging inside park limits even though the majority of the park has been preserved in its natural form. The camping area’s sunny pull-through and back-in sites are perfect for RV owners. Tent campers have a selection of walk-in sites, typical built campsites, and riverside platform sites. For families and parties seeking a distinctive camping experience, the park even provides screened Adirondack-style shelters. Most campsites are close to bathhouses with hot showers. For events like birthday celebrations and family reunions, covered picnic shelters may be leased.

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Campsites in Chattahoochee Bend State Park

RV Camping at Chattahoochee Bend State Park

The main campsite at Chattahoochee Bend State Park is close to the river and has lovely sites with lawns shaded by trees. The campground features 37 excellent RV-friendly campsites spread out across two compact loops. Most include water hookups as well as 30- and 50-amp power hookups. Additionally, a number of host campsites include complete hookups, which include connections to electricity, water, and sewage.

These are all pet-friendly campgrounds, and the majority allow RVs up to 40 feet long. Thanks to the included fire pit, grill, and picnic table, you can have a comfortable home-cooked supper right at your campground. Since each site is paved and far off from one another, it is simple to put up your rig there. Showers and restrooms are conveniently situated. There is also a disposal station nearby.

Online bookings are available up to 13 months in advance. A reservation is strongly advised if you intend to visit during the busy summer months.

First-come first-served

RV Camping at Chattahoochee Bend State Park

Don’t lose hope if you arrive at Chattahoochee Bend State Park without a reservation—you might still be able to get a campground! On a first-come, first-served basis, certain unreserved campsites become accessible. However, keep in mind that there are only 37 RV and trailer spots, so reservations are advised, especially during the busiest times of year.

Alternate camping

Backcountry/Paddle-In Camping

Check out the walk-in/paddle-in sites along the Chattahoochee River if you’re seeking for a little more adventure and seclusion. These rustic campsites are tent-only and are situated along a stunning section of the park’s eponymous river. A dark canopy is created by the tall oaks and hickories, and the river’s border is lined with a lot of vegetation.

The only additional amenity at each campsite is a sizable wooden platform that may hold multiple tents. Electric, water, and bathroom hookups are absent.

There are two ways to get to this lovely and far-off camping location. An accessible 5.5-mile track leads north from the vicinity of the main campsite, where hikers may load up their supplies. Or, campers may go swimming. After starting your paddle near the River Side Trailhead, paddle up the Chattahoochee. Sites that need paddling or hiking in can be reserved through the park’s website.

Platform Camping

Eight tent-only platform camping sites are located directly on the banks of the Chattahoochee just south of the main campsite. These are comparable to the park’s wilderness campsites, with the exception that they are close to the main campground, giving guests access to more services. The park’s online booking system may be used to make reservations for platform sites.


Chattahoochee Bend offers a variety of camping alternatives, as well as three exquisite wooden “adventure cottages” that are apart from the main campsite and provide lots of peace and beautiful sylvan vistas. Despite looking sparse on the outside, the cabin has a nice interior with three bedrooms with linens, a full kitchen with a fridge and a dining space, and contemporary bathrooms as a minimum. The cabins also include screened-in porches, which provide for a lovely spot to relax on a warm summer night without having to worry about mosquitoes.

Eight people can sleep in a cabin. Only one of the three cottages is ADA accessible and pet-friendly. The other two are not. The park’s online booking system allows for the making of reservations.

Adirondack Group Camping

Chattahoochee’s Adirondack group camping area is a picturesque group campground with a little twist, situated in a clearing surrounded by majestic trees. Four “Adirondack-style” shelters are present at the location; these buildings resemble those along the Appalachian Trail in that they have three wooden sides, one screened-in side, and a roof above. On the hardwood flooring of the shelters, campers may spread out their sleeping bags or even erect tents. Of course, there are also many fantastic locations where you may spend the night outside.

In addition to several additional picnic tables, power hookups, grills, and a straightforward vault toilet, the group camping area offers a sizable fire ring with seats. The location can accommodate up to 32 guests, and all of the shelters are ADA-accessible. Like all other overnight accommodations in the park, the Adirondack Group Camping area may be booked online.

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Chattahoochee Bend State Park Activities


At Chattahoochee Bend State Park, there are bike routes spanning more than three miles. On two bicycles, tour the park, cruising through trails lined with trees and admiring the river vistas. Make sure to carry a helmet if you’re going with children since Georgia state law mandates that all riders under the age of 15 wear a helmet at all times.

Observation Tower

You can walk to a two-story observation tower along the river. This is the ideal location for unwinding, taking in the scenery, and taking beautiful pictures. Fall is a beautiful time to visit the high point because the mixed hardwood canopy is ablaze with oranges, yellows, and reds. Even inexperienced hikers and small children shouldn’t have too much trouble navigating the relatively easy access path to the observation trail.


The core concept of geocaching is searching for hidden locations with artefacts and messages that other people have left there using your GPS or smartphone. Finding caches that contain containers of little trinkets is the goal of the game. Normally, as long as you exchange it for something of equal or more worth, you are permitted to sign a logbook or take one of the little trinkets. To continue the game, be sure to return the cache exactly where you found it. Geocaching is a fantastic opportunity to see a lot of the Chattahoochee National Park, which is a beautiful site to explore.


Chattahoochee Bend State Park attracts fisherman of all kinds with its beautiful lakes and excellent fishing. There are numerous excellent places to fish from the shore, many of which are only a short distance from the primary campsite. Take your fishing rod for a quick climb up the Riverside Trail if you’re up for it; you’ll find plenty of secluded, off-the-beaten-path fishing locations there. The most typical catches in this area include catfish, bass, and trout. Wherever you decide to cast your line, be sure to first obtain a fishing licence issued by the state of Georgia.

Paddling and Boating

Visitors may hire kayaks and canoes at Chattahoochee Bend and paddle along the magnificent Chattahoochee River. Even for beginners, the vast, tranquil waters here provide for excellent paddling. Keep a look out for turtles, eagles, kingfishers, herons, and egrets.

Pack your belongings and paddle to one of the park’s hike-in or paddle-in camping areas if you’re seeking for an overnight river experience. The park offers a boat ramp that is close to the primary campground if you want to launch anything bigger into the river.

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Eagle Watching

Even in the park’s slower off-season, there always seems to be something to do in Chattahoochee Bend State Park. Wintertime is a very popular time to go eagle viewing. You may easily observe eagles and their chicks in the wild by taking a short, ranger-led trek that ascends to the area. The climb itself isn’t too difficult for people of all ages and abilities, and the park’s forests make an ideal nesting area for bald eagles and other species.



Just over an hour from Atlanta, off of Interstate 85 and State Route 34, is where you’ll find Chattahoochee Bend State Park. Since the roads are flat and level, driving to the park shouldn’t be a problem, however you should drive slowly on any minor local roads. Navigating the park should be simple once you’re inside. RVs and trailers may travel on the park’s roads with ease. Just keep in mind that the park is surrounded by trees, so be cautious of falling tree limbs and branches and slick leaves in the fall.


The majority of the spaces in the main RV/trailer campsite at Chattahoochee Bend are back-in. But as long as their gear doesn’t exceed the length restrictions, most people shouldn’t have any problem getting into position. There is adequate distance between each spot. Along the river, where the Riverside Trailhead and the park’s boat launch are situated, there is also additional parking.

Public Transport

Public Transport is available.

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