The BEAR tree at Chattahoochee Bend State Park

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Richard Weisser Realty

The BEAR tree at Chattahoochee Bend State ParkChattahoochee Bend State Park opened in July 2011 and is one of the largest state parks inGeorgia.

And in a little over a year all of the proposed trails have been blazed and now there are over ten miles of maintained hiking routes open.

One of the more interesting sites along the trails is the “Bear” tree found along the Riverwalk Trail. It’s an interesting natural phenomenon that at first glance actually looks like the silhouette of a climbing bear cub!

And although black bears range throughout Georgia, they are seldom seen in these parts. So the casual walker might be a bit startled.

Chattahoochee Bend State Park is a great place to hike, picnic, camp and canoe or kayak the Chattahoochee River.

And although it is Georgia’s newest state park, it is certain to become one of its most popular!

Note: No PhotoShop trickery ... the image is real!

The BEAR tree at Chattahoochee Bend State Park

Comments (14)

Gary Pike
Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Metro Brokers - Powder Springs, GA

Cool. I am going to have to pay this place a visit.  Thanks for posting.

Aug 05, 2012 10:34 PM
Gary L. Waters Broker Associate, Bucci Realty
Bucci Realty, Inc. - Melbourne, FL
Eighteen Years Experience in Brevard County

That is interesting. I wonder what the silhouette would look like on a moonlit night...

Aug 05, 2012 10:39 PM
San Antonio Texas New Homes for Sale - San Antonio, TX
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Hill Country

Hi Richard ...So much to see and do !!   


The BEAR tree at Chattahoochee Bend State Park

   And being aware of your surrounding see so much more !

Aug 05, 2012 10:39 PM
John McCormack, CRS
Albuquerque Homes Realty - Albuquerque, NM
Honesty, Integrity, Results, Experienced. HIRE Me!

Good morning Richard -

One can easily see why Chattahoochee Bend State Park will become one of the most popular in your area.  What a cool bear tree!  I spotted it quickly via blurred eyes as my first cup of brew has not even made it to the office yet.

Aug 05, 2012 10:47 PM
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

I love it.  I'm curious as to it's actual size though?  How big is that bear? 

Aug 05, 2012 11:23 PM
Charlie Ragonesi - Big Canoe, GA
Homes - Big Canoe, Jasper, North Georgia Pros

Very cool Richard and you have given me an idea for a blog later today or tomorrow. Have a great week my friend

Aug 05, 2012 11:39 PM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

That is one interesting bear. Like Tammy, wondering how big that teddy is.


Aug 06, 2012 12:30 AM
Cindy Westfall
Premiere Property Group,LLC Portland Metro & Suburbs Oregon - Tualatin, OR
ABR,GRI Your Tualatin & Portland Metro Real Estate

Hi Richard, now that would be very cool to come upon if you didn't know it was there. The shape and face of a bear is really clear..very cool.

Aug 06, 2012 12:49 AM
Richard Weisser
Richard Weisser Realty - Newnan, GA
Richard Weisser Retired Real Estate Professional


I just renewed my annual pass yesterday ... so I will be back often! THX.


I have a silhouette photo somewhere but can't put my finger on it right now! Thanks.


Yes there is! Thanks so much


It looks even more real in person! THX.


It is the size of a yearling cub ... which makes it look all the more real! Thanks.

Aug 06, 2012 01:53 AM
Bobbie Smith
Stroudsburg, PA

Wow Richard, what a miraculous site.  This is awesome.  I am so glad you shared this.

Aug 06, 2012 02:10 AM
Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster Real Estate - Gainesville, VA
Associate Broker, Bristow, VA

That really does look like a little bear cub.  Amazing how something like that can happen naturally and be such a likeness.

Aug 06, 2012 02:30 AM
William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

That is fun...let's hope no one destroys it.

We have real bears roaming through the yard every few days.

Aug 06, 2012 10:43 AM
Andrea Swiedler
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties - New Milford, CT
Realtor, Southern Litchfield County CT

Richard, are you sure you didn't use Photoshop? Just sayin.... although I know you wouldn't resort to any trickery.

Love the bear tree, if I get down there I will ask you to give me a tour!

Aug 06, 2012 11:23 AM
Ron Marshall
Marshall Enterprises - Saint Michael, MN
Birdhouse Builder Extraordinaire

That is amazing.  Your photo is simply perfect.  This brought a great big old smile to my day....and your comment.  Thanks, Richard.

Aug 07, 2012 08:57 AM