Franklin, Georgia, in Heard County, is a sportsman’s dream locale, attracting hunters to its wildlife-rich forests and anglers to the Chattahoochee River and West Point Lake, teeming with fish. Add a lovely greenway trail to the mix gives you plenty of reason to give this part of West Georgia a visit.
Enjoy the scenic, paved Old Town Chattahoochee Greenway Trail that winds along the Chattahoochee in Franklin. Along the way, stop for a bit of introspection at the labyrinth dedicated by the Art Association. Then set up your RV or tent at Chattahoochee Old Town Park and enjoy excellent fishing and paddling.
Formerly Brush Creek Campground, Chattahoochee Old Town Park is a wonderfully scenic setting for camping and fishing along the banks of the Chattahoochee River, and is an excellent stopping point for kayakers paddling the “Hooch.” In addition to its 35 waterfront sites, the campground accommodates group camping and is pet friendly. Take your pick of shaded or full-sun sites with or without electric and water hookups.
This 60-acre park is home to four American Bald Eagles that raise young there each year, and is the location of historic Indian mounds and the Lower Creek Trading Path, a Native American trade route dating back thousands of years. Stroll along the park’s five-mile nature trail and pass by Civil War-era graves and Native American relics. Additional park amenities include direct boat access to the lake, showers, a basketball court, multi-use ball field, playground, and water fountain.