Chattahochee Bend State Park

Explore the beautiful countryside just in time for fall. Gas up the GMC and spend the day or night at Chattahoochee Bend State Park. This gorgeous and fairly new state park expands close to 3,000 acres of striking scenery. This park is one of Georgia’s biggest and newest state parks and protects five miles of river front. Located in the curve of the Chattahoochee River, this park is a must visit for anglers, hikers, boaters, and campers.

If you are out for an overnight treat, campers can select a riverfront platform site, a walk-in site, or your traditional more developed campground. The options are endless. Spend a cool crisp morning exploring over six miles of wooded nature trails. These trails are new and very well maintained and the views of the river are lovely, especially on the observation platform. Or just relax by the river and do a little fishing. Some of the best bass fishing and trout fishing is done at this very park. In fact, one of the world’s largest bass ever caught was right in GA.

Up for something different and challenging? How about a treasure hunt through the great outdoor activity of geocaching? Chattahoochee Bend State Park has over 40 geocaches just waiting to be discovered by you. What is geocaching? It’s a world-wide treasure hunt that’s played with the use of a GPS device. You simply find coordinates online, program them into your GPS and set out to find the hidden containers referred to as caches. Once you’ve located the cache, log it and share your experience with other geocachers from across the globe. The main idea behind geocaching is getting out there, having fun and discovering new places you never thought imaginable.

While in the area of the state park, you can visit a lot of other nearby attractions. The vicinity around Newnan has loads of great educational places you can take the family on a day trip. You can take them to The Little White House Historic Site, Callaway Gardens and even just stroll through the historic downtowns of Banning Mills or Thomaston, Georgia. No matter what you deiced to do while around Chattahoochee Bend, there is something that everyone can enjoy. Don’t forget to have your car serviced by SouthTowne before you head out on a weekend trip.

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