John Muir Outings 2012 - Chattahoochee Bend State Park Chattahoochee Bend State Park
Overnight Camping at Chattahoochee Bend State Park
Georgia’s newest state park showcases a
spectacular tract of wilderness in northwest Coweta County. Located in a
graceful bend of the Chattahoochee River, the park sits right between two of Georgia Power’s
coal plants, Plant Yates and Plant Wansley. While we enjoy the five miles of
river frontage, we will talk about our Beyond Coal Campaign's efforts to retire
these two plants and about Georgia Power’s efforts to stymie solar and wind
development in Georgia.
Meeting Location: Picnic Area/Parking lot by the river. For maps & directions visit the Park's website.
Parking Pass: $5 (If you have a library card from a Georgia public library, you can check out a ParkPass and Historic Site Pass, just like you would check out a book and enjoy free parking at Georgia's State Parks and free admission to State Historic Sites.)
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Things to Bring: We'll be camping on the Platform Camp right on the river, which is about a 3 mile walk from the parking area, so this is NOT car camping! Find all your favorite gear, because you'll need a tent, food/cooking gear, hiking attire, backpack,
water/fluids, snacks, camera. There is a boat ramp if you would like to do some paddling, you may bring a boat.
Not to bring: Bikes, alcohol and radios
Kid Friendly: Yes
Pet Friendly: Dogs okay on leash
Time: 3:00 PM - 10:00 AM
Address: 425 Bobwhite Way Newnan, GA 30263
"Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature's peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop off like autumn leaves."