Sweetwater Creek is a peaceful tract of wilderness
only minutes from bustling downtown Atlanta. A wooded
trail follows the free-flowing 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 shoals below. 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 Visitor Center..