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Sweetwater Creek has experienced large crowds on certain days. Park staff may temporarily limit access to ensure social distancing and protect the health of the public and our employees.This can include trails, day use areas, boat ramps, and the lake. Please understand that admission may be limited for several hours and will reopen once there is available capacity. This applies to day-use, not guests with reservations. Check individual park webpages or Facebook pages for updates. Thank you for understanding as we keep everyone safe.

Sweetwater Creek State Park

Sweetwater Creek Hiking The Yellow Trail 763x509 2x
PHOTO CREDIT: Courtesy of Georgia Department of Natural Resources
Sweetwater Creek Yellow Trail
Call: 770-732-5871 or visit gastateparks.org

Sweetwater Creek State Park is a peaceful tract of wilderness only minutes from downtown Atlanta. A wooded trail follows the stream to the ruins of the New Manchester Manufacturing Company, a textile mill burned during the Civil War. Beyond the mill, the trail climbs rocky bluffs to provide views of the beautiful rapids below. Additional trails wind through fields and forest, showcasing ferns, magnolias, wild azaleas and hardwoods. Park rangers lead informative hikes to these areas throughout the year.

The 215 acre George Sparks Reservoir is popular for fishing and provides a pretty setting for feeding ducks and picnicking. However, there is no beach and swimming in the Reservoir is not allowed. Fishing supplies are available in the adjacent bait shop. During warmer months, the park rents fishing boats, canoes, kayaks, stand-up paddleboards and pedal boats. Visitors can join the Park Paddlers Club, which challenges them to explore waterways in six state parks. An award-winning Visitor Center—one of the most environmentally responsible buildings in the country—features exhibits on the area’s history, wildlife displays, trail maps, snacks and a renovated gift shop. A window-lined meeting room that seats 40 can be rented for gatherings.

1750 Mount Vernon Road
Lithia Springs, GA 30122
770-732-5871
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