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Checking Out the Chattahoochee

Three Spots to Picnic Along the River From Chattahoochee Riverkeeper

"Shooting the Hooch" is an essential southern pastime on a hot summer day, but the Chattahoochee River also offers recreational opportunities along its shores. Nearly every city that borders this incredible natural resource offers parks, trails, and picnic spots perfect for a summer afternoon.

Gorgeous views of the river at Jones Bridge

Throw a lunch in your pack or grab a bite in your car before setting off. A meal on-the-go is worth it for the chance to hike this incredible trek alongside the Chattahoochee, once the site of a 1904-era bridge.

8615 Barnwell Road, Johns Creek

Explore ITP at Standing Peachtree Park

Not only does Standing Peachtree Park offer plenty of spots to spread a blanket, it’s also a testament to the Chattahoochee’s history and growth. See it for yourself where Peachtree Creek and the river meet towards the back of the park.

2630 Ridgewood Rd NW, Atlanta

Head south to Chattahoochee Bend State Park

Boasting picnic shelters, camp sites, a boat ramp, hiking trails, and more, this Georgia State Park is just an hour outside of Atlanta. A great spot for photographers or those looking for an afternoon getaway.

425 Bobwhite Way, Newnan

No matter where you choose to explore, remember to leave your destination better than your found it. Be sure to take all your trash with you when you leave or take it one step further and pick up any litter left lying around. Trash left on trails, sidewalks, and parking lots gets carried into local waterways when it rains, harming wildlife and water quality. We can all do our part to make sure these beautiful greenspaces stay beautiful!

About Chattahoochee Riverkeeper

Chattahoochee Riverkeeper was established in 1994 to protect the Chattahoochee River. Through innovative trash collection projects, educational opportunities for kids and adults, water quality monitoring, legal efforts, and more, CRK is building a community around the Chattahoochee River that will preserve it for years to come. Get involved at chattahoochee.org.

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