Indian Creek Recreation Area
Due to current University guidelines, the facilities at ICRA will have reduced hours, reduced capacities, and limited setup options. Participants visiting the Lodge for events must wear masks and well be screened upon entry via a temperature check and a set of questions.
Before requesting a reservation, be sure to review the new hours, capacities, and available setup configurations by viewing the files in the Download section of this page.
|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.
- 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.
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.
Hours (Summer 2020) Due to COVID-19 and the uncertainty of when the University System of Georgia will reopen our recreational facilities, the pool will not be opened this year. We hope to reopen again on Memorial Day of 2021. Eligible Users $1.00 per visit: Non-Recreation member Georgia State University Faculty, Staff or Retiree (does not come with guest privileges) Guests of current student or Recreation member: Payment Rules Family Season Pass
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.
The main pool offers depths from two feet to six feet. The children’s pool has been closed indefinitely. The pool is open from Memorial Day through Labor Day.
Students enrolled in the current semester and current recreation members may use the facility for no additional fee. If you're unsure of your eligibility, email us at email@example.com.
$1.00 per visit: Non-Recreation member Georgia State University degree-holding graduates (does not come with guest privileges)
Graduates of Perimeter College are eligible. Graduation will be verified. Please be aware additional information may be requested to verify eligibility. Permanent access may not be granted immediately.
$1.00 per person. There is a limit of three guests.
Credit/debit cards are the only form of payment accepted. No cash or checks.
$40: Currently enrolled students
$50: Recreation members
Hours (Summer 2020)
Due to COVID-19 and the uncertainty of when the University System of Georgia will reopen our recreational facilities, the pool will not be opened this year. We hope to reopen again on Memorial Day of 2021.
$1.00 per visit: Non-Recreation member Georgia State University Faculty, Staff or Retiree (does not come with guest privileges)
Guests of current student or Recreation member:
Family Season Pass