James H. (Sloppy) Floyd State Park

James H. (Sloppy) Floyd State Park
Reservations 800-864-7275
Park 706-857-0826

Site-specific reservations are here! You're now able to reserve your favorite campsite at James H. Floyd.

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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.

$5 parking. Annual passes available.

Park Hours:

7 a.m.–10 p.m.

Office Hours:

8 a.m.–5 p.m.

Accommodations & Facilities:

• 561 Acres
• 4 Cottages — #1 is dog friendly ($50/dog, max 2)
• 25 Campsites
• 2 Lakes (51 acres)
• Boardwalk
• 4 Picnic Shelters
• 2 Boat Ramps
• Accessible Pier
• Pioneer Campground

Things To Do & See:

• Boating — electric motors only
• Boat Rental
• Fishing
• Kayak, Canoe & Pedal Boat Rental
• Hiking — 5 miles of trails; 60-mile Pinhoti Trail nearby
• 2 Playgrounds
• Weddings — park approval required

Nearby Attractions:

• Berry College
Chattahoochee National Forest Trails
• Chickamauga-Chattanooga National Military Park
• Chieftains Trail
Cloudland Canyon State Park
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site
New Echota Historic Site
• Rocky Mountain Public Fishing Area
Rome, Georgia
• Summerville Fish Hatchery

Make a Reservation
Marble Mine Waterfall Hike
Saturday, Jul 1, 2017 10 AM
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. $5 parking. 706-857-0826.
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Autumn Leaves Sunset Paddle
Saturday, Nov 4, 2017 5 PM to 8 PM
Join us for this peaceful, ranger-led outing on the lake as the sunset 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.  $10 includes equipment. $4 with own gear. $5 parking. 706-857-0826.
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James H. (Sloppy) Floyd State Park
2800 Sloppy Floyd Lake Road
Summerville, GA 30747
Chattooga County

GPS Coordinates:

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

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James H. (Sloppy) Floyd State Park
2800 Sloppy Floyd Lake Road
Summerville, GA 30747 View Details

James H. (Sloppy) Floyd State Park