Indian Creek Recreation Area

900 South Indian Creek Drive
Stone Mountain, GA 30083

The Indian Creek Recreation Area was purchased by the university in 1938. Recreational Services took responsibility for the swimming pool in 1974 and for the rest of the 15.5 acres, including the tennis courts and Indian Creek Lodge in 1991. The Challenge Program ropes course was added in 1985.

Located in DeKalb County, the property offers the Georgia State community a large swimming pool and snack bar (summer semester use only), lodge, picnic grounds, sand volleyball court and Challenge Program ropes course.

Special features of the Indian Creek Recreation Area:

  • The lodge is well suited for approved Georgia State University group meetings and retreats.
  • Picnic facilities, a sand volleyball court and a children’s play area are available on a first come, first served basis throughout the year.
  • The swimming pool operates during the summer. (Memorial Day through Labor Day)
  • The Challenge Program ropes course is used by groups to build teamwork, trust and communication.
  • Indian Trail Tree – American Indian historians believe that Native Americans would mark their trails, sources of water, or areas of danger by modifying the growth of young saplings. The property boasts a great example of this technique over 200 years later.
Indian Creek Lodge
The Lodge serves as a premier venue for meetings, conferences, retreats and social events. As the first LEED-certified building at Georgia State University, the 4,700 square foot Lodge houses a large multipurpose room, two breakout meeting rooms, an open lobby reception area with a fireplace, a catering kitchen and front and rear decks with outside eating. It is a palette of earthy textures and colors, ranging from reclaimed barn wood, stone, granite and tile incorporated into the open lobby. The facility offers Wi-Fi and has full audio-visual presentation capabilities. The Lodge can accommodate groups from 10 to over 100 participants.

Sustainable features of the lodge include:

  • High-efficiency water fixtures, reducing water use by 35 percent;
  • Preservation of more than 77 percent of the LEED project boundary for open space;
  • Purchased renewable energy certificates that offset 100 percent of the building’s electricity use for two years.

Other highlights include environmentally friendly paints and coatings, preferred parking for low-emitting and fuel-efficient vehicles and bicycle racks.

Developed by the U.S Green Building Council, LEED certification comprises several categories for high performance facilities, including sustainable sites, water efficiency, energy and atmosphere, materials and resources, and indoor environmental quality.  A project can receive multiple levels of certification depending on the number of points achieved.


GSTV Panther Report

Event Lawn
Located on the site of the original tennis courts, the event lawn offers roughly two-thirds an acre of green space that overlooks the pool to the south and the Lodge to the north. Coupled with the pool and sand volleyball court, the event lawn provides an ideal location for a wide array of outdoor activities.
Indian Creek Pool
There are two pools on the property. The main pool offers depths from two feet to six feet while the children’s pool has a maximum depth of three feet. The pools are open from Memorial Day through Labor Day.


May 30 - August 21
Days: Monday – Sunday
Times: 11:30 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Amended Hours and Special Closures
Kayak School - closing at 6 p.m. on July, 12, 14, 19, and 21
Lifeguard Training - closed all day August 9 and 10

August 22 - September 5
Closed: Monday – Friday
Saturday and Sunday: 11:30 a.m. – 8 p.m.
*Open September 5 for Labor Day

Eligible Users
Currently enrolled Atlanta campus students and current recreation members may use the facility for free.
(Students not currently enrolled in summer semester may be eligible for the Continuing Student Membership)

$3.00 per visit: Non Recreation member Georgia State University Faculty or Staff
$3.00 per visit: Non Recreation member Georgia State University degree holding graduates

Guests of current student, member or Georgia State University faculty or staff:
$3.00 per person. There is a limit of three guests.

New Member Packet


  • All members are required to show current identification to access the ICRA pool
  • All users (members, family and guests) of the ICRA pool are required to follow all rules, policies and procedures of Georgia State University and the ICRA. Failure to comply may result in immediate revocation of membership. Members are responsible for the behavior and actions of their family and guests.
  • All users (members, family and guests) of the ICRA pool must read and sign a release/waiver.
  • Minors (persons 17 years or younger) must be accompanied by an adult 18 years or older.

Family Season Pass*
$50: Currently enrolled students
$60: Recreation members
* Mother, father, sibling or spouse, dependent children, and 1 caregiver of Georgia State University ID Card holder

Private Swimming Lessons at Indian Creek Pool
Lessons are available to all abilities and ages. Lessons are 30 minutes in length. Lessons will be scheduled around instructor availability during regular pool hours. You can only register at the Indian Creek Pool. Please bring your PantherCard to register. Cash and check only are accepted.

Registration Form

Costs: 3 sessions/6 sessions
$30/$55: Georgia State University students & their children
$40/$75: Faculty/Staff & Alumni & their children

Picnic Area Reservations
Reservations are accepted from currently enrolled students, recreation members, chartered student organizations and departments of Georgia State University. To reserve this space, go to our Reservations page.

Dailly Events

12:00 pm Smart Summer Sundaes – Free Ice ... @ GSU Recreation Center Lobby
Smart Summer Sundaes – Free Ice ... @ GSU Recreation Center Lobby
Jul 28 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Event Description: Come and learn how to enjoy an awesome ice cream treat the healthy way. There will be free ice cream for thefirst 50 participants! July 28 12 – 1 p.m. Student Recreation Center… more »
all-day Nantahala Raft Trip #3
Nantahala Raft Trip #3
Jul 31 all-day
This 8.5 mile run in a beautiful gorge of North Carolina is enjoyable for beginners as well as veteran rafters. Includes transportation, leadership, river guides, equipment and lunch. Jim Hudson, Bruce Wood, Mark Bodnar &… more »
all-day North Carolina Outer Banks Sea K...
North Carolina Outer Banks Sea K...
Aug 4 – Aug 7 all-day
Join us for a four-day backcountry expedition at North Carolina’s Outer Banks! We’ll kayak five miles offshore to the remote and roadless islands of Cape Lookout National Seashore. Here you can enjoy remote beaches, spectacular… more »
all-day Little River Falls Alabama
Little River Falls Alabama
Aug 6 all-day
Hike the canyons with a swimsuit on and jump right in below Little River Falls. Dry off for a picnic lunch and swim for the rest of the afternoon. Includes transportation and leadership. Marcos Ordaz… more »
all-day Deep River Trail
Deep River Trail
Aug 20 all-day
This trip includes hiking and swimming. River shoes, trekking poles and a waterproof stuff sack are recommended. Includes transportation and leadership. Gardner Neely Rating: moderate to strenuous, 9 miles Cost: $12, $14, $19
all-day Horseback Forest Trail Riding #3
Horseback Forest Trail Riding #3
Aug 20 all-day
Beginner and experienced riders will enjoy Blue Ridge, GA, by horseback. We’ll spend 1 1/2 hours in the saddle on the trail and tour the mountain area afterwards. Includes transportation, leadership, gratuity, horse and guide.… more »
all-day Stand up Paddleboard/Kayaking
Stand up Paddleboard/Kayaking
Aug 20 all-day
Hop on a SUP or in a kayak and paddle across and around a fantastic lake in the mountains of Georgia. Includes paddle equipment, transportation and leadership. Anna Inman Cost: $14, $18, $20
all-day Ocoee Rafting Trip #3
Ocoee Rafting Trip #3
Aug 21 all-day
This exciting Class IV whitewater river in Tennessee is the most action packed in the Southeast. Expect to get wet and experience a wild ride as you work as a team. This is a river… more »


  • GSURecreation

    Smart Summer Sundaes is tomorrow! Learn how to make a healthy sundae tomorrow from 12-1 p.m. in the #GSU #SRC Lobby! https://t.co/eAB4hEJizE

    Retweet Reply Favorite 3
  • GSURecreation

    Good Morning Panthers!

    Retweet Reply Favorite 6
  • GSURecreation

    Smart Summer Sundaes is 2 days away! Join us July 28 from 12-1 p.m. in the #GSU #SRC Lobby! https://t.co/1IqlNHZX6O

    Retweet Reply Favorite 1
  • GSURecreation

    The Student Recreation Center's Spa has been under renovation for two weeks! #georgiastate… https://t.co/zs3r8ZCCQo

    Retweet Reply Favorite 1
  • GSURecreation

    Abbreviated hours for the #GSU #SRC begin today, July 26! For a list of our abbreviated hours please visit https://t.co/7TS0X38hI9!

    Retweet Reply Favorite 1
  • GSURecreation

    Good Morning Panthers!

    Retweet Reply Favorite 1
  • GSURecreation

    Cool down with a sundae! Smart Summer Sundaes is July 28 from 12-1 p.m. in the #GSU #SRC Lobby! https://t.co/6QD9IOP4r1

    Retweet Reply Favorite 1
  • GSURecreation

    The #GSU #SRC will have abbreviated hours tomorrow, July 26-Saturday, August 6! Visit https://t.co/1GRxBAL3tO for a complete list of hours!

    Retweet Reply Favorite 2