Pet Friendly Report — Chattahoochee Bend State Park, Newnan, GA

We originally had reservations for 4 nights but the day we were scheduled to leave was the day Hurricane Florence was predicted to make landfall and we would have been traveling further east so I cancelled those reservations and added 7 days here. So we were here for 11 days.

Best thing about Chattahoochee Bend State Park is the hiking trails! Oodles and oodles of them. So many that I actually got kind of lost a few times but even though it adds an extra 30 or 60 minutes to your hike, you always find a signpost eventually and can make your way back. In the vicinity of the campground, there is a river trail and a wild turkey trail. Other trails include mountain bike trail and equestrian trail. Sites along the trails I walked included observation tower and beaver ponds.

The highlights are some of the trails we walked during our stay

Trails maintained by Friends of Chattahoochee Bend.

There are no sewer hookups at the campsites but I drove over to dump twice and it’s just around the corner from the sites. A very easy process. There is a campground host on site. There is also a visitor center but this is a number of miles from the campground. We tried walking the trail to the visitor center but it was too far for us (about 5 miles each way).

Site #103, which we had for 4 days. Required leveling on one side.
Site #123, which we had for 7 days. No leveling required.

Positives

  • Beautiful small forest just one hour from Atlanta but worlds away
  • Clean and new looking; smooth pads although some of them slant for drainage
  • Laundry and showers
  • Lots of hiking opportunities
  • Near the river

Negatives

  • No sewers at the sites
  • Very isolated; you will need a vehicle to go anywhere; nearest grocery is 12 miles
  • They expect you to check in at the visitor center, even if you had a late arrival
  • Seed ticks — check yourself and your dogs after every walk
  • The day I left, there were sewer issues and my neighbors said the showers were backing up

Here’s another blog I wrote about this place with additional information

Georgia on my Mind

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