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Exploring GA State Parks: Chattahoochee Bend SP

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: NW Coweta County   Hike: Exploring GA State Parks: Chattahoochee Bend SP   National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Jan 25 2020  8:00 am >> Sat, Jan 25 2020 4:00 pm
Registration Opens: Mon, Jan 20 2020 7:00 pm
Registration Cut Off: Thu, Jan 23 2020 7:00 pm
Event Duration:8 Hours
Difficulty Rating:D4: Moderate to Difficult (Exploratory)
Distance:12 Miles
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:8
Minimum Group Size:3
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Are Dogs Permitted: Yes

Note: This is an "EXPLORATORY" trip. This means that there are parts of this trip, or perhaps the whole trip, that is new to your Trip Leader(s). However, they are confident that this will not be an issue.
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Exploring Georgia's State Parks - a new experiment to visit some of the less-traveled among the 48 parks.  

Chattahoochee Bend State Park is located near Newnan GA and only an hour's drive southwest of Atlanta. With about 2900 arces, CBSP is one of the largest parks in the state. Opened only 8 years ago, it is also one of the newest, protecting a 6-mile stretch of natural river front. 

We will gather at the park's visitor center from where we follow the Turkey Hill trail for ~4 miles down to the Chattahoochee. Taking a sharp right turn the trail closely follows the river for the next 4 miles before it winds its way through the hills to a lookout where the Chattachoochee takes a 90 degree turn (... and the park gets its name from). We next follow a forrest road back up to the starting point of the Turkey Hill trail which will take us back to the visitor center.

The combined distance for the hike is ~12 miles with a total of ~2000 ft (gradual) elevation gain.       

Required Items to Bring:

Rain gear

Trail runners/hiking shoes

Enough water and snacks for on the trail.

Recommended Items to Bring:
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How to Get There:
Event Directions:

From Atlanta, take I-85 southbound to exit 47 (Newnan). Follow GA-34 (Bypass) for about 6 miles, then turn left onto Welcome Rd for the next 8 miles. When you reach Hewlette South Rd, turn right for a mile and continue on Bud Davis Rd for 2 miles. The park entrance is on the right hand side. There are signs for the park shortly after you leave the interstate too.

GA State Parks charge $5 per car and day. We all meet at the visitor center a few miles after you pass through the park entrance. 


There is no car pool for this event. Participants will meet at the Chattachoochee Bend State Park visitor center 

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