Sweetwater Creek State Park

Location

1750 Mt. Vernon Rd.
Lithia Springs GA 30122

Rates

  • Daily ParkPass: $5.00

Hours of Operation

  • Sunday : 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Saturday : 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Monday : 8:00am - 8:00pm
  • Tuesday : 8:00am - 8:00pm
  • Wednesday : 8:00am - 8:00pm
  • Thursday : 8:00am - 8:00pm
  • Friday : 8:00am - 8:00pm

Social

Mill ruins
Yurt Village
Sweetwater Creek Bait Shop
Sweetwater Creek Boat Dock
Sweetwater Creek
Boat Rental

Sweetwater Creek State Park is a peaceful tract of wilderness only minutes from downtown Atlanta. Rental yurts opened in 2015 along the lake. A wooded trail follows the stream to the ruins of the New Manchester Manufacturing Company, a textile mill burned during the Civil War. Beyond the mill, the trail climbs rocky bluffs to provide views of the beautiful rapids below. Additional trails wind through fields and forest, showcasing ferns, magnolias, wild azaleas and hardwoods.  Park rangers lead informative hikes to these areas throughout the year.

The 215-acre George Sparks Reservoir is popular for fishing and provides a pretty setting for feeding ducks and picnicking. Fishing supplies are available in the adjacent bait shop. SUPs, fishing boats, canoes, kayaks and pedal boats can be rented. Five tent campsites coming September 1.

Park Hours are 7am to Dark.

Amenities
Facility Amenities
  • Parking on Site
  • Boat Launch
  • Gift Shop
  • Picnic Area
  • Picnic Shelter
  • Public Restrooms
  • Rentals Available
Near Interstate Highway
  • 20
Special Tags
  • Civil War Site
  • Film
Suitable for Ages
  • All Ages
Group Amenities
  • Group-Friendly
General Information
  • Family-Friendly
Rentals
  • Boat Rental
  • Canoe / Kayak
  • Paddleboat
  • Surfboard / Paddleboard