Sweetwater Creek State Park, Lithia Springs

4.7
#27 of 94 in Nature in Georgia
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  • I visited the park in order to see the ruins of the New Manchester Factory. Life in New Manchester, now encompassed by Sweetwater State Park, centered around a huge 5-story textile mill. The mill was ...  more »
  • Very nice place to go for a hike, fish or walk. Lots of things to explore and enjoy. Only problem with the park is the parking fees. Local parks with parking fees seem unfair.  more »
  • We love to take our dog and walk through this park. You can also see a piece of history, an old Civil War factory. Right along Sweetwater creek.  more »
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  • Gorgeous Trails! I love the river, or Creek,as they call it! The Red Trail next to the creek is the prettiest, however it is pretty steep and Rocky and areas, so you have to be very careful. A hiking stick would come in very handy. The thing I like most about it is that Sweetwater Creek has lots of boulders and rocks around it and in it, and there are some good spillways, mini waterfalls, and rapids. It's so peaceful, and seems more like it's in the mountain's of North Carolina. Hard to believe this beautiful park is in metro Atlanta! Great place to spend a few hours hiking, or strapping up a hammock and hanging by the creek for a nap!
  • Love this place...love the trails...if you want to just enjoy the river then stay on the red trail, if you want to climb rocks go to the end of the red trail...if you want a good work out go on the white, green (very short but nice up hill workout) or yellow trails. Ensure you start the white and green trail in the right direction that will keep you going up hill for the best workout. The only problems I have are parking (not enough parking spaces) and the toilet (almost like a pit toilet....it does not flush so as to be environmentally friendly). It's a very busy park but not so busy that you cannot enjoy a quiet hike. Some parts of the trails are not properly marked and that's something that they could fix in the short term.
  • I was introduced to Sweet Water about two years ago and it is hands down my favorite place to go. It is a positively beautiful park with great rangers and do many fun activities! There's fishing, ducks and geese, many different kinds of boats you can buy and take out, trails, camping, and events like moonlit padling. Admission is also just $5! If you haven't home, go! It's fantastic.
  • Wonderful for learning about history and God's beautiful creation. I felt safe and had no difficulty taking my 18 month old and 3.5 year boys by myself. I was able to push the stroller from the museum, where we were able to view snakes, turtles etc as well as an extremely interesting rock effiphy found on location, almost all the way to the ruins. Along the trail there is a: wild looking tree, (that I believe to be an native American trail tree), a corner wall cairn with a turtle shaped rock on top. Sweetwater also has two play grounds, 5 tent campsites with electric hook up as well as yurts. The campsites can be reserved online or in person before 5pm. Tent sites are $25 a night.
  • Excellent mill. They were renovating it when i went and it was great seeing how they were preserving the old look of it. I cant wait to return and see it finished. I hear you will be able to walk through it once its done.
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