James H. (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.

Directions

GPS Coordinates:

N 34.439933 | W -085.337250
Located 3 miles southeast of Summerville on Sloppy Floyd Lake Road via U.S. Highway 27.


Address
2800 Sloppy Floyd Lake Road
Summerville, GA 30747
Chattooga County
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Phone
706-857-0826

Outdoor Adventure Day - Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 24, 2016 10 AM to 3 PM
Presenter/Location: James H. (Sloppy) Floyd State Park
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, BB gun range and the laser shooting system. Hot dogs and drinks will be available... $5 parking. 706-857-0826.
Hidden Gem: A Walk Through the Mining Industry
Saturday, Oct 15, 2016 10 AM to 12 PM
Saturday, Oct 22, 2016 1 PM to 3 PM
Saturday, Nov 5, 2016 1 PM to 3 PM
Presenter/Location: James H. (Sloppy) Floyd State Park
The hills of NW Georgia use to be rich with mining operations in the 1960's and 1970's. Join a ranger led hike to the old Marble Mine and discover the history that lies in these hills. $5 parking. 706-857-0826.
Hidden Gem
Contacts
James Floyd
706-857-0826 

Orlando Millican
706-857-0826  Office Clerk, James H. Floyd State Park