Indian Creek Recreation Area

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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.
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.

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
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.

Hours (2021)
The pool will be closed this year.  We hope to reopen again on Memorial Day of 2022.


Eligible Users
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

$1.00 per visit: Non-Recreation member Georgia State University Faculty, Staff or Retiree (does not come with guest privileges)
$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. 

Guests of current student or Recreation member:
$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.


  • 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 ICRA. Failure to comply may result in the 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.
  • The pool area will close 15 minutes before the facility closes.
  • Be considerate of other patrons. Keep music and other noises at a minimum.
  • Only US Coast Guard approved flotation devices are allowed.
  • Only proper swim attire allowed in the pool. Frayed clothing is prohibited.
  • Smoking, smoking devices, e-cigarettes, tobacco, drugs, and alcohol in any form are prohibited in all recreational facilities.
  • Food and drinks are not allowed in the pool.
  • Glass is prohibited.
  • The following are prohibited:
    • Diving
    • Running, pushing or dangerous horseplay
    • Hanging or sitting on ladders or lane ropes
    • Sheer/thong swimsuit
  • Swim diapers are required for non-toilet trained children.
  • Please change children’s diapers and clothing in the locker rooms.
  • No swimming allowed during severe weather, with the direction of the Lifeguard Staff.
  • Management reserves the right to deny the use of the pool to anyone at any time.

Family Season Pass
$40: Currently enrolled students
$50: Recreation members

  • Limited to a spouse, dependent children 17 and under, and 1 additional adult of current student or member.
  • Only the member can bring in guests. Other family members do not have guest privileges.