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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

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.

Hours

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

Rules

  • 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.

Daily Events

Oct
1
Sat
all-day Farm Harvesting Workshop
Farm Harvesting Workshop
Oct 1 all-day
Take a hands-on tour of farming in Georgia. During harvest season we and the farmer will expect you to work as a bonafide hand on the farm. At the end of the day you’ll have… more »
all-day Whitewater Kayak School River Trip
Whitewater Kayak School River Trip
Oct 1 – Oct 2 all-day
The course begins with four sessions in still water and will be completed with a progressive two-day optional river trip. Please plan to attend all sessions and river trip to be a graduate of the… more »
Oct
2
Sun
all-day Rock Climbing 101
Rock Climbing 101
Oct 2 all-day
We’ll take you to a popular rock climbing destination and stir up some awesome climbs. Test your outdoor climbing ability and learn new skills. No experience necessary. Includes transportation, climbing equipment and shoes, instruction and… more »
Oct
3
Mon
7:15 am Cardio Sculpt @ Aerobic Dance Studio
Cardio Sculpt @ Aerobic Dance Studio
Oct 3 @ 7:15 am – 8:05 am
FREE! Drop-in class. A perfect combination of cardiovascular work and sculpting moves that will keep you coming back for more. This class uses different cardio formats each week to keep your heart pumping!
12:00 pm Kickbox @ Martial Arts Studio
Kickbox @ Martial Arts Studio
Oct 3 @ 12:00 pm – 12:50 pm
FREE! Drop-in class. This class is a combination of cardio, boxing and marital arts providing a total body workout which aims to improve strength, aerobic fitness, speed, flexibility, coordination and balance.
12:00 pm Zumba @ Aerobic/Dance Studio
Zumba @ Aerobic/Dance Studio
Oct 3 @ 12:00 pm – 12:50 pm
FREE! Drop-in class. Ditch the workout and join the party! Learn the latest Latin steps while creating an exciting and fun aerobic workout.
2:00 pm Boot Camp @ Aerobic/Dance Studio
Boot Camp @ Aerobic/Dance Studio
Oct 3 @ 2:00 pm – 2:50 pm
FREE! Drop-in class. This class has it all! Use bands, balls, dumbbells and your own body weight to develop a strong core, toned muscles, and lean frame in this intense class designed to challenge you.… more »
4:00 pm Pilates @ Studio B
Pilates @ Studio B
Oct 3 @ 4:00 pm – 4:50 pm
FREE! Drop-in class. A challenging class that uses mind/body exercises to stretch and strengthen the muscles. Pilates focuses on the powerhouse/abs, and works the rest of the body through the core connection. All levels are… more »
5:30 pm Panther Pump @ Aerobic/Dance Studio
Panther Pump @ Aerobic/Dance Studio
Oct 3 @ 5:30 pm – 6:20 pm
FREE! Drop-in class. Grab your weights and get ready to squat and curl your way to a sleek, toned you! This sculpting class uses bands and weights to define your arms and sculpt your legs.
6:30 pm Ab Blast @ Aerobic/Dance Studio
Ab Blast @ Aerobic/Dance Studio
Oct 3 @ 6:30 pm – 6:50 pm
FREE! Drop-in class. Develop a chiseled core with this twenty minute, intense abdominal workout.
8:00 pm Cycle @ Studio B
Cycle @ Studio B
Oct 3 @ 8:00 pm – 8:50 pm
FREE! Drop-in class. A non-impact, calorie-blasting class that combines a foundation of cycling movements with motivational coaching and musical guidance. You set the intensity in this awesome class.
Oct
4
Tue
12:00 pm Cycle @ Studio B
Cycle @ Studio B
Oct 4 @ 12:00 pm – 12:50 pm
FREE! Drop-in class. A non-impact, calorie-blasting class that combines a foundation of cycling movements with motivational coaching and musical guidance. You set the intensity in this awesome class.
12:00 pm Zumba @ Aerobic/Dance Studio
Zumba @ Aerobic/Dance Studio
Oct 4 @ 12:00 pm – 12:50 pm
FREE! Drop-in class. Ditch the workout and join the party! Learn the latest Latin steps while creating an exciting and fun aerobic workout.
4:00 pm Step @ Aerobic/Dance Studio
Step @ Aerobic/Dance Studio
Oct 4 @ 4:00 pm – 4:50 pm
FREE! Drop-in class. Use steps and risers to develop toned legs and improve your cardiovascular endurance. Take one of our most popular classes that continues to deliver outstanding workouts each and every time!
5:30 pm Cardio Sculpt @ Aerobic/Dance Studio
Cardio Sculpt @ Aerobic/Dance Studio
Oct 4 @ 5:30 pm – 6:20 pm
FREE! Drop-in class. A perfect combination of cardiovascular work and sculpting moves that will keep you coming back for more. This class uses different cardio formats each week to keep your heart pumping!
6:30 pm Ab Blast @ Aerobic/Dance Studio
Ab Blast @ Aerobic/Dance Studio
Oct 4 @ 6:30 pm – 6:50 pm
FREE! Drop-in class. Develop a chiseled core with this twenty minute, intense abdominal workout.
7:00 pm HIIT @ Aerobic/Dance Studio
HIIT @ Aerobic/Dance Studio
Oct 4 @ 7:00 pm – 7:20 pm
FREE! Drop-in class. This high impact class is not for the faint at heart! Combining plyometrics, weight training, and cardio drills, this interval training course will get your blood pumping!
7:30 pm Zumba @ Aerobic/Dance Studio
Zumba @ Aerobic/Dance Studio
Oct 4 @ 7:30 pm – 8:20 pm
FREE! Drop-in class. Ditch the workout and join the party! Learn the latest Latin steps while creating an exciting and fun aerobic workout.
Oct
5
Wed
7:15 am Cardio Sculpt @ Aerobic Dance Studio
Cardio Sculpt @ Aerobic Dance Studio
Oct 5 @ 7:15 am – 8:05 am
FREE! Drop-in class. A perfect combination of cardiovascular work and sculpting moves that will keep you coming back for more. This class uses different cardio formats each week to keep your heart pumping!
12:00 pm Cycle @ Studio B
Cycle @ Studio B
Oct 5 @ 12:00 pm – 12:50 pm
FREE! Drop-in class. A non-impact, calorie-blasting class that combines a foundation of cycling movements with motivational coaching and musical guidance. You set the intensity in this awesome class.

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