Chattahoochee Bend State Park is just 16 miles northwest of Newnan, Ga. We camped in one of the many riverfront platforms at the end of May. We were under the impression that we would be waterfront, but couldn't really see the water from the riverfront platforms because of the trees and topography. The forest is very lush and quiet though. The hiking trails are easy with level elevation. Although we prefer hiking mountains with sweeping views the forest was so lush and beautiful that it made for a nice hike. We hiked the Riverside trail from the riverfront platforms through a parking lot, where there was also a nice playground for kids, then back into the woods to an observation tower. It's a great hike for families.
The bathrooms were very clean and are a short walk from the platform campsites.
Fireflies lit up our campsite at night! Overall we had a very pleasant experience camping here and definitely would return.
We have camped at Cherokee Rock Village twice now in the past year. We fell in love with this mountain top park. It's only $5 for parking and a $5 fee for a tent campsite. The first time we camped REI was hosting a rock climbing event. The campgrounds were packed with friendly climbers. The second time we went we had the entire campground to ourselves. It was very quiet, but there were some late night kids partying at the nearby playground for a short time. Didn't ruin our trip though!
There are clean restrooms with showers and plenty of beautiful views a short hike away.
We love this place and will return often for a camping getaway!