Sweetwater Creek State Park

Lithia Springs
Atlanta Metro

Sweetwater Creek State Park

Sweetwater Creek State Park

Mt. Vernon Rd.
Lithia Springs, GA 30122

770-732-5871 | 800-864-7275

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  • Twilight Lake Paddle

    Twilight Lake Paddle

    4/11/2014 to 4/25/2014

    Join us for a peaceful, ranger-led outing as we watch for wading birds and enjoy the setting sun. This program is open to adults and children 6 years or older who are accompanied by an adult. You may choose a canoe or kayak for this trip. Reservations required. read more

  • Historic New Manchester History Hike

    Historic New Manchester History Hike

    4/12/2014 to 4/26/2014

    This mile-long hike (easy to moderate) will lead to the five story ruins of the Civil War-era New Manchester textile mill and focus on the history of the Sweetwater Creek Valley. This historian or ranger-led hike will include going inside the ruins and seeing the lovely whitewater rapids which provide... read more

  • Ranger-led Lake Paddle

    Ranger-led Lake Paddle

    4/12/2014 to 4/27/2014

    Join us for a ranger-led, peaceful outing on the lake and up Beaver Creek. This trip is for those 16 years or older who can swim or children 6 years or older who can swim and are accompanied by an adult. Meet at the Bait Shop. Register in advance. read more

  • Native American Heritage Hike

    Native American Heritage Hike

    4/13/2014 to 4/27/2014

    Join us for a two hour moderate hike focusing on the first inhabitants of our area, the Native Americans or American Indians, as we explore the eastside which will include a visit tothe "Indian Cave". Meet at the Visitor's Center. Reservations recommended. read more

  • For Women By Women: Introduction to Kayaking

    For Women By Women: Introduction to Kayaking

    4/13/2014 to 4/19/2014

    Join us for an introduction to kayaking on beautiful Sparks Reservoir. This program is for girls and women 12 years and older who are able to swim and are new to kayaking. Reservations are necessary. Meet at the Bait Shop. read more

  • Art in the Park

    Art in the Park

    4/18/2014

    Bring your canvas and paint, clay, camera, or oil pastels for exclusive access to the interior of the five-story New Manchester Mill. Create your own artwork while you enjoy beautiful views of the Sweetwater Creek rapids alongside the dramatic mill ruins as we welcome spring. Reservations required. read more

  • "Park Nights, City Lights" Night Hike

    "Park Nights, City Lights" Night Hike

    4/19/2014

    Join us for a strenuous, 3 mile night hike to the beautiful east side of the park where we will hike to the "Indian Cave" and climb the East Ridge to view the Atlanta skyline. This hike is open to anyone 16 years and older. A flashlight and sturdy, closed toe shoes are required. Meet at the Visitor's... read more

  • Photography 101 (Class 1-Lighting)

    Photography 101 (Class 1-Lighting)

    4/19/2014

    Join Georgia State University professor Nancy Floyd, the artist-in-residence at Sweetwater Creek, as we learn about lighting. You don't need an expensive camera to take good pictures. A simple point-and-shoot will do. Bring your manual. read more

  • Geology Hike

    Geology Hike

    4/19/2014

    Geologist John Johnston will lead a moderate 2-mile hike identifying rocks and explaining how and when they formed. He will also explain the tectonic events that forced the rock units to be faulted and folded. There will be a short visit inside the ruins of the Civil War-era New Manchester Mill. read more

  • All About Reptiles and Amphibians

    All About Reptiles and Amphibians

    4/20/2014

    Join a Park Ranger for an educational program to learn all about reptiles and amphibians. There will even be an opportunity to touch several snakes and a turtle. Reservations are recommended. read more

  • Photography 101 (Class 2-Composition and Point of View)

    Photography 101 (Class 2-Composition and Point of View)

    4/26/2014

    Join Georgia State University professor Nancy Floyd, the artist-in-residence at Sweetwater Creek State Park, as we learn about Composition and Point of View. You don't need an expensive camera to take good pictures. A simple point-and-shoot will do. Bring your manual. read more

  • Spring Wildflower Hike

    Spring Wildflower Hike

    4/26/2014

    This moderately strenuous 2-mile hike with elevation changes will visit several beautiful areas to admire our early spring woodland wildflowers. read more

  • Candlelight Hike to the Mill

    Candlelight Hike to the Mill

    5/3/2014

    This mile-long guided night hike is easy to moderately difficult and goes inside the Civil War era textile mill ruins of New Manchester. Candle lanterns will be provided. No children under 6 years or dogs permitted. Meet and register at the Interpretive Center. read more

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