Picnicking in the Park

Picnicking in the park

A Day at Horseshoe Bend Park

Ron Henry Horseshoe Bend Park
1156 River Rd
Mineral Bluff, GA 30559

Horseshoe Bend Park Office Location
370 Tom Boyd Rd
Blue Ridge, Georgia

Welcome to Horseshoe Bend Park! This lovely park is located in beautiful McCaysville, Georgia, on the Toccoa River. Admission to the park is FREE, so it’s the perfect addition to your Blue Ridge, Georgia, vacation! With nice outdoor spaces, opportunities for fun, and plenty of fresh mountain air, Horseshoe Bend Park will charm couples, relax adults, and satisfy energetic kiddos! It’s also home to the annual Pickin’ in the Park, which welcomes musicians of all skills to join in! 

After you’ve sipped your coffee with Blue Ridge Mountain views from your Blue Ridge cabin’s deck, enjoyed a hearty mountain breakfast made in your cabin’s fully equipped kitchen, and packed up a blanket, fishing gear, or a ball to throw around, head over to Horseshoe Bend Park for a fun day outside! It’s a wonderful spot for a nice family picnic day in Blue Ridge!

Activities + Amenities in Horseshoe Bend Park

  • Trout fishing
  • Playgrounds
  • Volleyball courts
  • Picnic tables
  • Pavilions + picnic shelters 
  • Gazebo
  • Hiking trails
  • Picnic spots
  • Horseshoe pits 
  • Restrooms
  • Grills

To Rent:
Two pavilions are available to rent at just $10 per hour. The open-air pavilions feature picnic tables and plenty of shade, perfect for birthdays, family reunions, homeschool groups, corporate retreats, team-building days, and more. There is also a lovely little gazebo for rent, also just $10 per hour. You can set up rentals by calling the Fannin County Recreation Department at 706.946.1130 or 706.632.7696.

If you’re planning a picnic at the park, stop by Out of the Blue for all your picnic must-haves! This charming Blue Ridge shop offers ready-to-go Wine and Snack Packs, gift baskets, craft beer, gourmet food, and more. Enjoy A Perfect French Picnic, which includes a bottle of wine and pheasant and rosemary pate – and 2 complimentary French baguettes. Add a Le Mer tablecloth for a luxurious picnic!

You can also let Asheville Picnic Company handle the day’s food. They offer a wide range of picnic options, including baskets that are insulated so you can take them along on a drive along the Blue Ridge Parkway, on a hike, or for any of your adventures for the day! If you’re taking a day drive to Asheville, stop by to get a picnic basket (book ahead of time) and be on your way back to Blue Ridge!

The Traditional Picnic for 2 | $159

  • Woven and lined picnic basket
  • Outdoor blanket tote
  • 2 sandwiches, 2 bags of chips, 2 chocolate bars, and 2 snack bags of popcorn (all local to Asheville)
  • Recyclable and compostable plates, napkins, and cutlery

The Mountaineer Picnic for 1 | $59

  • An insulated lunch sack
  • 1 sandwich, 1 drink, 1 chocolate bar, 1 beef meat stick, and 1 bag of trail mix (all local to Asheville)
  • Recyclable and compostable plates, napkins, and cutlery
Picnicking in the park

Planning to spend the day fishing at Horseshoe Bend Park? Blue Ridge (and its surrounding area) offers plenty of fishing outfitters where you can gear up. Find all you need here!

Toccoa River Outfitters – Fly Shop120 Grand Ave
Copperhill, TN 37317
Open 9 – 5 daily

Offering a 24-hour bait and tackle station and guide services 7 days a week, Toccoa River Outfitters ensures you always have what you need for a day on the cool waters of the Toccoa River in North Georgia. They offer delivery and curbside pickup, along with fly fishing packages (just give them a call!). They even offer Family Fun Fishing Excursions for beginners and the entire family, including gear, lunch, and drinks!

Oyster Bamboo Fly Rods
494 East Main Street
Blue Ridge, GA 30513

Located in the heart of downtown Blue Ridge, Georgia, Oyster Bamboo Fly Rods is a beautiful shop with all you need for a great day of fishing in North Georgia. Find rods and reels, clothing and bags, hats, shoes, and plenty of fishing accessories. And of course, the star of the show is their handcrafted bamboo fly rods!

Cohutta Fishing Company
490 East Main St
Blue Ridge GA 30513

This fly shop, outfitter, and fishing guide has all you need for a day fishing – on your own or with help! Stop by for pointers on the area’s waterways, pick up gear and tackle, and find your favorite fishing brands like Thomas & Thomas Fly Rods, Orvis, Simms Fishing Products, Montana Fly Company, and more!

More local fishing outfitters include Dry Flyer Outfitters (500 E Main St), Blue Ridge Fly Fishing (490 E Main St), and Tri-State Bait & Tackle Shop (8202 Appalachian Hwy).

Fly Fishing - Blue Ridge

Where to Stay After a Day in Horseshoe Bend Park
Now that you’ve fished, picnicked, gone kayaking, played volleyball, let the kids run out some energy, and had some fun outside, come back to a cozy and welcoming cabin in the North Georgia mountains!

At our beautifully designed Blue Ridge cabins, find amenities like high-speed Wi-Fi, river views, games, hot tubs, grills, fireplaces, hot tubs, cable/satellite TV, and more! And they’ll keep you close to the fun of the area, making it easy to plan a hike, visit an apple orchard, spend a day on the water, stop by the Farmers Market, satisfy your sweet tooth, check out the Blue Ridge arts scene, have fun at local state parks and recreation areas, and more!