So, I failed to get any get pictures from this visit. We arrived when it was dark, and it rained pretty much the entire time. This won’t be our last visit there, I assure you, so this post will be updated accordingly. We did have a party crasher, a sweet black and white cat that was very friendly and domesticated. She disappeared while we were packing up, but had she stuck around, she probably would have went home with us. She didn’t have collar or tags, but looked well cared for. I just hope she wasn’t homeless and we left her. ☹
Chattahoochee Bend State park covers a very large area. 2900 acres or so. This is one park (in the Atlanta area) where we really feel in the woods. Be sure to bring what you need, because going to the Walmart is an hour excursion or so.
Campground: Chattahoochee Bend has multiple camping areas, but only 2 sections have water and electric. There are 2 platform group camps and many hike in primitive sites along extensive hiking trails.
Amenities: Chattahoochee bend has a great camp store and ice in site. The camp store is closed right now due to remodeling and covid, but the playground has been opened. There is a boat ramp and day use area with several shady picnic tables and a group Pavillion. If you like to kayak, you can drop in a few miles up the road, and paddle back down to the park.
Privacy: Sites are well spaced out, some more than other obviously.
Dump Station: Another favorite feature, is that there are 2 dump stations in the second loop. TWO DUMP STATIONS! The stations have water and hose for flushing, and dumpsters are in walking distance.
Site Specific #108
Level-ness: Not once have we had to use levelers at this site. Its a medium sized back in site. Fairly close to 209, but far enough away to be quiet.
Condition: Maintained and clean. The wood around the sites has started to show some wear and tear,, but nothing that affected our stay. Has area for additional parking right at the site (most sites have this parking pad)
Maneuvering: No difficulty backing in, plenty of space, excellent visibility. No trees to be worried with when opening slide.
Bonus: This campground is WAY off the beaten path, which is why it is one of our favorites. Its not crowded, it has very little outdoor lighting. And the wifi is non existent.
Cons: The Chattahoochee is muddy. The areas along the river in the day use area are not cleared enough for bank fishing. The wifi is non existent. So if you plan to use your phone for radio or TV, prepare an alternative option (as if wifi didn’t exist).
The last few times we have been there, the visitors have increased.
The park is quickly becoming more popular. The first few times we came, if felt pretty desolate. Now, we pull in and nearly every site is full already. I really, Really dont want to tell you the site number. Because I dont want this one taken! But, it is what it is… and while I’m in school, having wifi is pretty important to me.
Until next time.. 👍