Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Chattahoochee Bend State Park is a winner!

Our detour has really paid off.  Chattahoochee Bend State Park is great.  There are 24 RV campsites of which at least 14 are big enough for our size, and even would be satellite friendly.  They have a 40' limit for some unknown reason, even the rangers in the office don't know why, but welcome anyone who fits.  You can't reserve specific sites, but the chances of getting one big enough is very good.  The site we are in right now, #123 is at least 80' long with an additional parking area for the truck.
Plenty of room

Really nice!
Each site has privacy, room, stone sitting area, fire pit, and a cool metal light hook where you can hang up a lantern if you wish.  It only has water and electric, 50 amp, but the dump station is conveniently located on the way out.  It is dead quiet and dark, one of the most important things to us.  It is a bit remote, which we like, 20 miles from Newnan, GA on decent two lane roads.  We highly recommend the park.  In fact we had planned on 2 nights and extended to 3.  We will definitely utilize this park more on our return trips to Atlanta. 

There are 12 miles of trails here, of which Jan and I explored about 4 miles.  It is a new park so the trails are nicely done, wide, easy walking, in deep woods for the most part, about 5 miles or so go right along the Chattahoochee River.  It was quiet, shady, and very peaceful, we even saw 5-6 deer.

An example of one of the trails

A small beaver pond complete with turtles
A lot of rain is going to be moving into the central south part of the country exactly where  we are headed over the next few days, so we sat down and redid our routing out to Lubbock.  We plan to arrive there on the 23rd.

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Sandra & Brett said...

That looks like a great place to stay!!!! So glad we got to see ya"ll while in the Atlanta area! Safe travels!! Sandra & Brett

Bill said...

Thanks so much for the comment! We enjoyed seeing you as well. Until next time.