Volunteer Efforts Help Open New State Park

Clearing six miles for hiking trails, collecting old tires, picking up junk, are just a few of the tasks done by volunteers to help bring the 2,910 – acre park, Chattahoochee Bend State Park,  to existence.   This land in Coweta County bought by the state lay unused for years.  That is, until volunteers and locals rolled up their sleeves and sparked an interest in creating Georgia’s newest state park.

Becky Kelley, DNR’s director of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Sites, said, “I think is this day and time, we are dependent on the local community and volunteers to help get us through.  It is truly a vision of our future to be able to rely on this degree of support from the local community.”

The park has seven miles of river frontage, where visitors can use the park’s boat ramp, picnic areas, and camping grounds.   And , don’t forget the six miles of hiking trails.  For more information about this newest park, visit www.gastateparks.org/ChattahoocheeBend.

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