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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  • Pedal Boat Rentals

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  • Cottage

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  • Cottage Porch

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  • Camping at Sloppy Floyd State Park

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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, RVs Permitted, Tenters Welcome

    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages


  • Outdoor Adventure Day

    Outdoor Adventure Day

    09/23/2017 - 09/23/2017

    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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  • Marble Mine Waterfall Hike

    Marble Mine Waterfall Hike

    09/30/2017 - 09/30/2017

    The hills of James H. Floyd State Park use to house a marble mining operation in the 1960s and 1970s. Take part in a ranger-led hike to the old Marble Mine that houses a waterfall and four natural springs that feed the lakes found inside the park.

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  • Volunteer Work Day - Your State Parks Day

    Volunteer Work Day - Your State Parks Day

    09/30/2017 - 09/30/2017

    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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  • Sum Nelly Arts & Crafts Festival

    Sum Nelly Arts & Crafts Festival

    10/07/2017 - 10/07/2017

    This festival has been a tradition since 1972. Come enjoy a wide variety of over 120 arts, crafts, food vendors, entertainment, and fun at the Sum Nelly. You can find "Sum" of everything from "Nelly" all over the Southeast at this festival.

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  • Autumn Leaves Sunset Paddle

    Autumn Leaves Sunset Paddle

    11/04/2017 - 11/04/2017

    Join us for this peaceful, ranger-led outing on the lake as the sun begins to set and the bright colors of autumn are at its finest. Due to limited space, pre-registration is required to rent one of our kayaks, canoes, or SUP boards. Families who have their own boats can also attend by paying a nominal fee.

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