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The "Bend Friends" are volunteers who build and maintain hiking trails (and soon, mountain bike and equestrian trails) at Chattahoochee Bend State Park. We help with park beautification (like planting native wildflowers and other plants), community awareness, fund raising and education. We also host river cleanups, fun family events, and lots more. The Bend Friends are the first chapter of Friends of GA State Parks to be chartered before we even had a park! We've been cleaning up the parkland since 2009 and have built 8+ miles of hiking trails since 2010. We have another 5 miles ready to blaze, plus 12+ miles of mountain bike trails and 11 miles of horse trails under review. You do not need to be a member of Friends of GA State Parks to volunteer!

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Recent Meetups

  • June 10 · 8:30 AM

    June "Get Outdoors Day" Volunteer Day

    2 Trail Blazers

    June 10th is National Get Outdoors Day, and we'll be doing just that with a Volunteer Day Hike & Paddle (aka a Dash, Slash and Splash!). If we have enough people we'll... Learn more

  • May 20 · 10:00 AM

    May Volunteer Day

    3 Trail Blazers | 4.00

    Choose your own adventure! Volunteer to beautify the landscaping at the Visitor Center or hit the trails for maintenance. We'll be starting from the Visitor Center.... Learn more

  • May 20 · 9:00 AM

    Annual Meeting & Breakfast

    4 Trail Blazers

    Join us on the porch at the Visitor Center for breakfast and find out what we've done in the past year and the exciting things coming up!

  • April 8 · 9:00 AM

    Sweep the Hooch with Bend Friends

    3 Trail Blazers

    Sweep The Hooch at Chattahoochee Bend: CHANGE OF PLANS DUE TO FLOOD CONDITIONS. We are postponing our paddle mission and will meet at the Riverside Day Use Area at CBSP... Learn more

  • March 18 · 10:00 AM

    No More Horsin' Around!

    2 Trail Blazers

    On Feb 25 we cut the first 1/4 mile of horse trail at The Bend! We'll be back on March 18 to continue progress. Volunteers will need rakes, loppers, and handsaws. And,... Learn more

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