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.




                  
 

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The New Manchester Manufacturing Mill

Sweetwater Creek State Park
Lithia Springs
, Georgia

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Park Hours: (7:00am - Sunset)
Visitor Center/Office Hours: (9:00am - 5:00pm)
Trails close at dark; other areas close at dark if not in use.
$5 parking. Annual passes available.

FACILITIES:
•  2,549 Acres
• 215-Acre Lake
• Visitor Center/Museum/Gift Shop
• Conference Room (seats 40 / weekday $85, weekend $100)
• 8 Picnic Shelters ($70)
• Group Shelter (seats 150, weekday $175, weekend $225) and BBQ Pit
• 2 Fishing Docks
• Bait Shop (seasonal)

 
ACTIVITIES:
Hiking - 9 miles of trails, closed at dark, ranger-led educational hikes
 • Lake and Creek Fishing – boat ramp, electric motors only
• Canoe and Kayak Rental (seasonal)
• SUP (Stand Up Paddle) board rental (seasonal)
• Fishing Boat Rental (seasonal)
• Pedal Boat Rental (seasonal)
• Picnicking
• Geo Caching
• Ranger Guided Interpretive Programs
• Birding
• Playgrounds
• Weddings (park approval required)
• Family Reunions (park approval required)


Note: For Forms & applications see: Applications & Forms




 
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