Historic High Country / Summerville

James H. (Sloppy) Floyd State Park

2800 Sloppy Floyd Lake Rd.
Summerville, GA 30747

706-857-0826 | 800-864-7275
  • Marble Mine Trail

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  • Cottage Porch

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  • Camping at Sloppy Floyd State Park

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  • Pedal Boat Rentals

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  • Cottage

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Surrounded by rural countryside and the Chattahoochee National Forest, this quiet park in northwest Georgia offers outstanding fishing on two stocked lakes. Visitors can hike along three miles of lake loop trails and relax in swings while watching for the many bluebirds that live in the park. The trailhead to the scenic 60-mile Pinhoti Trail is only a 1.6-mile hike away. Children especially enjoy the playground, feeding ducks from the lake's boardwalk and renting pedal boats. A small campground and four cottages are nestled on tree-covered hillsides. This park was named for Rep. James H. "Sloppy" Floyd, who served in the Georgia House of Representatives from 1953 until 1974.

Info & Amenities

  • Hours of Operation

    Sunday: 7:00AM - 10:00PM
    Monday: 7:00AM - 10:00PM
    Tuesday: 7:00AM - 10:00PM
    Wednesday: 7:00AM - 10:00PM
    Thursday: 7:00AM - 10:00PM
    Friday: 7:00AM - 10:00PM
    Saturday: 7:00AM - 10:00PM

    Admission & Fees

    Daily ParkPass $5.00

    Facility Amenities

    Parking on Site

    Picnic Area

    Picnic Shelter

    Group Amenities



    Canoe / Kayak

    Site Information

    Cabin / Cottage Rentals

    Number of Sites: 25

    RVs Permitted

    Tenters Welcome

    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages


  • Volunteer Work Day

    Volunteer Work Day

    07/14/2018 - 11/10/2018

    Come join the Friends of James H. Floyd to participate in a volunteer project. These may include: lake shore cleanups, beautification projects and trail maintenance. Meet at park's visitor center. Bring water, gloves and wear clothes you don't mind getting dirty.

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  • Outdoor Adventure Day

    Outdoor Adventure Day

    09/22/2018 - 09/22/2018

    Enjoy a day on the water with the kids' fishing event and canoe instruction. On land, a live reptile show will be offered. Children can learn more about hunter's safety at the archery range, and BB gun range. Hot dogs and drinks will be available.

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  • Sum Nelly Arts & Crafts Festival

    Sum Nelly Arts & Crafts Festival

    10/06/2018 - 10/06/2018

    Dowdy Park comes alive to usher in fall with Sum Nelly Arts & Crafts Festival. Come enjoy over 120 artisans, crafts, food vendors, entertainment, and fun. You can find "Sum" of everything from "Nelly" everywhere around at Sum Nelly. This festival has been a tradition since 1972 and is the kickoff for "Steam Into Summerville Railroad Days." Witness the arrival of the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum Passenger Train and a working of the Summerville Turntable. Admission and parking is free.

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