McIntosh Reserve – The Reserve is 527 acres packed with history, trails, a splash water park, pavilions and sweeping frontage on the Chattahoochee River. The park is a favorite of hikers and equestrian riders.
McIntosh Reserve Park is open year round except for Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Years Day. Park office hours are 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. daily. Park hours are 8 a.m. until 8 p.m. (Summer) and 8 a.m. until 7 p.m. (Winter). Pavilion reservations may be made by phone or in person M-F from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. Picnic shelters and camp sites are available daily a first come, first serve basis. Picnic tables not occupied by campers are also available on a first come, first serve basis. Quiet time for campers begins at 10 p.m. and continues until 7 a.m. Pets are allowed, but must be in control of the owner at all times. Dogs should be on leashes at all times. Horses should be not be tied to individual trees which could result in damage to the tree.
McIntosh Reserve Park is located 35 miles southwest of Atlanta along the Chattahoochee River and can be reached via U.S. Alt. 27 from Carrollton or Newnan and GA Hwy. 5 from Douglasville. Direct access to the park is provided by a county-maintained road that connects with GA 5 two miles west of Whitesburg.
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John Tanner – A landmark in Carroll County, the 138-acre park boasts a large sand beach, camping, hiking, fishing, putt putt golf, paddle boats, a group lodge, motel units, pavilions and a large picnic area.
Camping, efficiency motel units and a group lodge are available for the overnight guest. The campground has 31 tent, trailer and RV campsites with water, electric and cable hookups. There is a dump station on site.
Sites - $25 & $27 per night
The Pioneer camping area is ideal for groups wanting a more primitive experience. The site is more secluded and will accommodate groups of 35 or less.
Pioneer - $40 per night
The popular Group Lodge located on the lower lake will accommodate 40 and has a large kitchen and living area.
$300 per night with $75 housekeeping fee
The efficiency motel units located near the beach have fully equipped kitchens, dining and living areas.
Units - $80 per night
Picnic pavilions and group shelters are also available for groups. The four picnic pavilions are tucked into the trees near the beach and are suitable for groups from 50 to 200. Tables and grills are provided under the covered pavilions.
Small – capacity 50 - $55
Large – capacity 200 - $125
The group shelters offer more protection from the elements and accommodate from 50 to 75 people. Group Shelter 1 features a refrigerator, grill and stove. The more rustic Group Shelter 2 has screened sides and is located above the beach area.
Group Shelter 1 – capacity 75 - $130
Group Shelter 2 – capacity 50 - $80
A daily parking pass is required on all vehicles. Annual passes are available.
Little Tallapoosa – Plans for the 270-acre tract bisected by the Little Tallapoosa River include paved and natural trails for hiking and equestrian use, outdoor classrooms, tent and RV camping, nature center and picnic cabanas. This park is slated to be open by late 2011.
Moore’s Bridge – This 537-acre parcel is steeped in history and the potential is limitless. The wide open spaces are perfect for historic re-enactments and picnicking and the 1¼ miles on the Chattahoochee will feature a river walk trail and canoe & kayak launch area. Moore's Bridge is scheduled to open shortly after Little Tallapoosa, sometime in late 2011.
BlackJack Mountain – Sporting the highest point south of I-20, the 320-acre site is the most rugged of the parks and the planned trails will take advantage of the terrain and spectacular views. Future amenities under consideration are a lookout tower, observatory and group camping area.
Snake Creek – Carroll County has preserved approximately 150 acres in the beautiful, ecologically distinct Snake Creek Gorge area. An additional 600+ acres are under permanent protection. The area has been developed as a site for eco-tourism, with a canopy tour and kayaking available at Historic Banning Mills.