Welcome Visitors!   

Welcome from the Friends of Sweetwater Creek State Park!

You are about to discover Sweetwater Creek State Park, a peaceful tract of wilderness only minutes from bustling downtown Atlanta.

Explore with us... Wooded trails that follow the free-flowing stream to the ruins of the New Manchester Manufacturing Company. Beyond the mill, the trail climbs rocky bluffs to provide views of the beautiful shoals below. Discover hundreds of species of wildflowers, mosses and ferns or watch a deer leap through the bushes and out of sight. It's all part of the wonder that we know as Sweetwater Creek State Park.

The 215-acre George Sparks Reservoir is popular with anglers and provides a pretty setting for feeding ducks and canoeing. Fishing supplies and snacks are available in the park’s bait shop, while maps and park information may be found in the new Interpretive Center.

Sweetwater Creek State Park Photo Contest Rules 

 •  Resolution minimum (3600x2700 pixels)
 •  Must be your own photograph
 
 Photo credit will be given in calendar only, no prize
 
 Submission constitutes complete photo release rights to Friends of SWCSP
 
 Limit 2 submissions per person
 
 Only one photo per person can win
 
 Contest submissions due by July 31,2017
 
 Calendar will be available Fall 2017
 
 All proceeds retained by Friends of SWCSP to support SWCSP park
 
 Open to the public, including SWCSP Staff and Friends of SWCSP
 
  Both GADNR Friends of SWCSP can manufacture merchandise, etc. using
    any  photo submitted, without photo credit or additional release from photo
    owner

Send your photo(s) & questions to

pictures@friendsofsweetwatercreek.org

                                                            

The Friends of Sweetwater Creek State Park, Inc., is incorporated as a non-profit organization with the purpose of protecting, preserving, and carefully developing the nature and history of Sweetwater Creek State Park in Douglas County, GA.

All donations are tax deductible under the provisions of the federal tax code section 501(c)(3).




Park Hours: (7:00am - Dark)

Visitor Center/Office Hours: (9:00am - 5:00pm)
$5 parking. Annual passes available.

Bait Shop Hours: (8:00am - 5:00pm)
Closed Tuesdays & Wednesdays.

Accommodations & Facilities:
Reservations
• 2,549 Acres
• 215-Acre Lake
• 10 Yurts
• 5 Tent Campsites
• Visitor Center/Museum/Gift Shop
• Meeting Room (seats 40)
• 8 Picnic Shelters
• Group Shelter & BBQ Pit (seats 150)
• 2 Fishing Docks
• 1 Boat Ramp
• Bait Shop — seasonal

ACTIVITIES:
Hiking — 12 miles of trails
• Fishing — electric motors only
• Kayak, Canoe, Stand-Up Paddleboard, & Aquacycle Rental — seasonal
• Park Paddlers Club
• Boat Rental — seasonal
• Picnicking
• Geocaching
• Interpretive Programs
• Birding
• Playgrounds
• Weddings — park approval required
• Family Reunions — park approval required


Note: For Forms & applications see: Applications & Forms
 

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