Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area | JONES BRIDGE PICNIC AREAS

North end picnic area

North end picnic area

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There are two picnic areas at the Jones Bridge Unit of the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area, though neither are very convenient and require hiking to get to them. They are for having a snack during a hike, not for hosting a family outing. There are no grills.


There are three picnic tables at the north end of the park, about a third of a mile from the parking lot. Get to the trail along the Chattahoochee River and take a left. You will come to a large field with nothing in it, then cross a footbridge and come to a second open area, though this one has more trees. This is where the picnic tables are located. The river is in view.


There are a few picnic tables at the very south end of the park in a large field near the Chattahoochee River Environmental Education Center, which is open to school groups only. Since the public cannot park at CREEC, the closest parking is at the Jones Bridge Boat Ramp near the center of the park unit, and it’s over a mile hike from there. As I said, these tables are for those hiking the trails and who want to stop for a snack.

While I doubt that you will ever find all of these tables taken, if so, walk up the hill to CREEC. There is a large picnic area next to the building, and if there are no school groups, I doubt anyone would care if you used them.

Large field with a couple picnic tables at the south end of the Jones Bridge Unit

Large field with a couple picnic tables at the south end of the Jones Bridge Unit

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Last updated on November 21, 2018
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