July first marks the grand opening of Georgia’s newest state park: Chattahoochee Bend. It has been nearly twenty years since the establishment of a Georgia state park and the Department of Natural Resources is please to present this new park. Although construction began in 2009, plans began formulating in 2006, and it is now Georgia’s fifth largest state park. With an established Friends chapter in place, this park is ready to welcome guests. Complete with 2,900 acres, miles of trails, both tent and RV camping sites, picnic shelters, and a boat ramp, this new park will be a wonderful assets for the Newnan community as well as adventure seekers ready to explore new areas.
Located in northwest Coweta County, the opening of this park marks a great, long-awaited day for Friends of Chattahoochee Bend. For years, they have given their service and time to establishing this new state park and their efforts have been instrumental in its foundation. Since their official establishment in 2009, this dedicated group of volunteers became the first chapter to establish themselves before their site even existed! Their efforts have truly been crucial in making the gallant efforts required in piecing together each aspect of this new state park, particularly with building miles of trails for all to enjoy. Click Here to visit this chapter's website for more information about what they are accomplishing and how you can get involved!