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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

  • 2 days ago · 7:00 PM

    Discover the Next 20 Years at Chattahoochee Bend

    4 Trail Blazers

    The Friends of Chattahoochee Bend State Park will be hosting an Open to the Public 20 year Master Plan Development Meeting. Input is desired from citizens interested in... Learn more

  • November 19 · 10:00 AM

    Bobcats & Blowing Leaves

    2 Trail Blazers | 1 Photo

    Join us as we connect the new Bobcat Trail to the Flat Rock Trail and complete the half-mile "loop". We'll be clearing the route, cutting the path, painting blazes and... Learn more

  • August 27 · 9:00 AM

    Trail Blazing! August 27

    4 Trail Blazers

    Join the Bend Friends for trail work and enjoy time outside with good people! Meet at the Visitor Center 15 minutes before event start time. We will need to travel... Learn more

  • August 6 · 9:00 AM

    Trail Blazing! August 6

    2 Trail Blazers

    Join the Bend Friends for trail work and enjoy time outside with good people! Meet at the Visitor Center 15 minutes before event start time. We will need to travel... Learn more

  • June 4 · 10:00 AM

    RiverFest 2016

    5 Trail Blazers | 4 Photos

    Celebrating our third year bringing the state park to the court square! We would like volunteers to assist with setup, takedown, canoe tug-of-war, just about everything!

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