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Sandy Creek Park, Athens

#4 of 7 in Parks in Athens
Park · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
Enjoy outdoor recreation in a beautiful setting. This 782-acre park surrounds 260-acre Lake Chapman and offers a variety of activities throughout the year.

We have a total of nine (9) rentable shelters/facilities. We offer the perfect place for your next picnic, birthday party, family reunion or company event. We can easily accommodate groups regardless of size. (Certain restrictions apply regarding group size. For more information or to book your event please contact park staff at 706-613-3631).

Athens-Clarke County takes pride in providing the community with facilities like those of many state parks.

There is a $2.00 entry fee per person, ages 4-64. Disc golf and private dog parks are extra.

Our hours change seasonally, so please visit our website for current hours and information regarding amenities, rentals, and annual permit information.
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  • Easy 10 minute drive from downtown athens. There is a minimal park entrance fee. We rented Kayak which was $8 for the hour.  more »
  • We stopped here on the way up to Blairsville, GA and had a picnic. There is a fee to get in. Lots of places to sit in or out of the sun. Bathrooms are open. Nice Beach. The trails are paved but....  more »
  • Friendly, helpful staff. Several nice, clean, well maintained private dog parks you can rent for $1 an hour when you call ahead and make a reservation if you don’t want to use the general dog park, which is free. Lots of recent upgrades have made the dog parks easier to access if you have disabilities. My service dog loves coming here for “her” time running around and the staff at the Checkin booth know her. She also loves swimming with me on her harness. Staff here is well informed about rules and for only $30 for an annual pass it’s a great deal. My dog loves coming here, even if it’s just to cook out or picnic with friends. Seems well patrolled by police and safe too, employees are constantly checking on all areas of the park. Great place to spend the day or even just part of one.
  • Such a great park! We enjoyed a day testing out my new inflatable kayak and rented a kayak for my niece. EVERYONE working at the park is so nice and welcoming. It felt like they really enjoyed having us there!!

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