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River Conditions

Get "live" data from monitoring stations upriver and downriver from The Bend. Note: Franklin and Fairburn offer more data than Whitesburg, especially temperature.

Franklin (15 mi down)  |  Whitesburg (10 mi up)  |  Fairburn (32 mi up)

The Chattahoochee Riverway Project BacteriAlert Program has monitoring stations at Medlock Bridge and a little closer to us at Paces Ferry (which is 50 miles upriver). Click here for station status.

Chattahoochee River Trips

Chattahoochee Bend State Park is a crucial facility along the Chattahoochee River. Before the park's two access points were built, it was a 25-mile one-way trip from Hwy 16 to Franklin. The Bend will be a premier stop on the Chattahoochee Blueway Trail, a project that is in the works. The Coweta County boat launch at Hwy 16 / US 29 near Whitesburg is the "top" of our section of river. (There isn't another public access point for at least 25 miles upriver.) West Point Lake is the "bottom".

From To Distance Rating Road Trip
Hwy 16 Yates Chute 1.25 I  
  Wahoo Creek 3.3 I-II  
  Ray's 3.9 I


  McIntosh Reserve Launch 5.8 II 6.1 mi
  CBSP North Platform Camp 7.2 I  
  Two-Mile Overlook 8.6 I  
  Whooping Creek 9.25 I  
  CBSP Launch 10.3 I 17 mi
  Wansley Ramp 10.8 I 12 mi
  Franklin Launch 25.5 I-II 22 mi
CBSP North Platform Camp 1.4 I  
  Whooping Creek 3.5 I  
  CBSP Launch 4.5 I 23.5 mi
  Wansley Ramp 5 I 11 mi
CBSP Launch Pink Creek 1.1 I  
  Yellowdirt - Hollingsworth Ferry Ramp 2.9 I  
  Hilly's Mill Creek and Falls 6.8
(+0.1 in creek)
I-II 11.6 mi
(limited access)
  Red Bone Creek and Falls 8.5 I-II  
  Bush Head Islands (north) 10.2 I-II  
  Bush Head Islands (south) 11 I  
  Bush Head Shoals 12 I-II  
  US 27 / Hwy 1 Bridge 13.7 I (after Bush Head Shoals)  
  Centralhatchee Creek 14 I  
  Franklin Launch 15.25 I 18.8
Franklin Launch Hillabahatchee Creek 2.2 I  
  Snake Creek Rec Area
(east bank)
5.2 I 5.3
  Brush Creek Rec Area (west bank) 6.3 I 6.4
  Ringer Rec Area (east bank) 13 I-lake 12.5
  Mooty Bridge (Georgia Rec Area, east bank) 15.25 lake 12
  Liberty Hill Access
(west bank)
18 lake 16
  McGee Bridge Rec Area
(east bank)
21 lake 26
  RR Bridge 23.2 lake  
  Horace King Access (Holiday Park, west bank) 25.3 lake 25


Chattahoochee Bend, Briefly

Chattahoochee Bend State Park occupies 2,900 acres of varied natural land in western Coweta County, with five miles of frontage along the Chattahoochee River.

Purchased less than a decade ago, Georgia's second-newest passive recreation facility was developed with support from Coweta County with $7 million in bonds approved by the state in 2006.

Phase 1 construction began in autumn of 2009 and was completed in early summer of 2011. Opening on July 1, 2011, it is Georgia's fifth largest state park.

Visitors can hike alongside the river or on 'inland' trails, enjoy the views from an observation tower, canoe, kayak, fish and camp in a traditional tent or RV site, or opt for riverside platform camping or "Adirondack" three-sided shelters.

So far the 'Bend Friends' have built over 11 miles of trail:

  • the 5.5-mile Riverside-Bend Trail from the Day Use Area to "the bend",
  • the 3.6-mile Wild Turkey Trail and Tower Trail from Trail Head 1 past the Visitors Center to the Observation Tower,
  • the 3/4-mile Brown Thrasher Trail, which forms a loop with the Wild Turkey Trail at Trail Head 1,
  • the 3/4-mile Campground Loop, which connects the campgrounds to the Day Use Area and Riverside Trail,
  • the 1-mile Flat Rock Trail, which loops through unique environments

Additionally, more trail is ready to be built:

  • another 1.25-mile trail off the Flat Rock Trail
  • 12+ miles of mountain bike trail
  • 11+ miles of equestrian trail


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Getting to The Bend

Main Entrance:
Ga Hwy 34 to Thomas Powers Road, turn North.
Cross Martin Girl / Handy Road and the road changes to Hewlette South Road.
Keep left at the next stop sign, turning onto Bud Davis Road. Flat Rock Road is a couple miles ahead on the right (with a dedicated turn lane).

Follow Flat Rock road into the park, and then continue on pavement on Bobwhite Way.


Updated 22 November, 2016   

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425 Bobwhite Way
Newnan, GA 30263