Sweetwater Creek State Park Trails

Lithia Springs, Georgia 30122

Sweetwater Creek State Park Trails

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"Sweetwater Creek State Park has a wilderness feel, offering many species of wildflowers and wildlife, a beautiful forest, and cascading Sweetwater Creek—all only minutes from downtown Atlanta. Sweetwater Creek is a fast-flowing stream that winds its way t"

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"Sweetwater Creek State Park has a wilderness feel, offering many species of wildflowers and wildlife, a beautiful forest, and cascading Sweetwater Creek—all only minutes from downtown Atlanta. Sweetwater Creek is a fast-flowing stream that winds its way through a granite-boulder streambed in a well-protected wooded valley. The 2,549-acre park features picnicking, as well as boating and fishing on 215-acre George H. Sparks Reservoir. There also are 9 miles of hiking trails within the park. The Red/History Trail offers a walk through old New Manchester down to Sweetwater Falls. The Blue Trail provides an alternate access to the falls on the overlooking ridges. The Yellow Trail crosses the creek onto the opposite ridges, and the White Trail runs through woodlands and fields from the interpretive center to the waterfall."

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9/26/2009
Celebrate National Public Lands Day on September 26th with free admission to Reed Bingham State Park. You'll find many ways to show your support for Georgia State Parks' mission to preserve, protect, and provide access to public Green Space. You can either take advantage of volunteer opportunities that day such as trail inspection or litter pick-up, take advantage of a great day for a fall hike. Free Day in the Park is 9/26/09.
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1/1/2008
The park grounds are very nice. Unfortunately the park management/law enforcement blatantly dislike tent campers. Our family reunion group of 20 was harrassed for 2 days and forced out of the park for an alleged violation of park rules. Too bad officers Powell and Hart did not follow any of the accepted procedures required of law enforcement before asking us to leave. Bring an attorney with you if you go here -- you'll likely need one. Powell and Hart have been officially reprimanded by the regional supervisor for their improper actions. Don't bother. There are many nicer parks to visit without all the hassles.
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Trail Information

Lithia Springs
Nearby City
Dog-friendly
Accessibility
3.9
Distance
Loop/Lollipop
Trail Type
Easy to Moderate
Skill Level
About 1.5–2 hours
Duration
Year-round
Season
USGS Austell, Campbellton, Mableton, and Ben Hill
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