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PUBLIC NOTICE: The Bait Shop is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Beginning Saturday, September 6th, the Bait Shop will begin closing at 6 p.m. on the weekends. Live bait and boat rentals are available every day.

Sweetwater Creek State Park is a peaceful tract of wilderness only minutes from downtown Atlanta. 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.  During warmer months, the park rents fishing boats, canoes, kayaks and pedal boats.  Visitors can join the Park Paddler’s Club, which challenges them to explore waterways in six state parks. An award-winning Visitor Center -- one of the most environmentally responsible buildings in the country -- features exhibits on the area’s history, wildlife displays, trail maps, snacks and a gift shop. A window-lined meeting room can be rented for small gatherings.


   School Programs at Sweetwater Creek

   Sweetwater Creek State Park Business Plan


Upcoming Events
Historic New Manchester History Hike
Civil War History EventGet Outdoors GeorgiaTons of Fun
Saturday, Aug 30, 2014 11 AM to 12:30 PM
Saturday, Sep 6, 2014 11 AM to 12:30 PM
Saturday, Sep 13, 2014 11 AM to 12:30 PM
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Sweetwater Creek by Kayak
Civil War History EventGet Outdoors Georgia
Saturday, Aug 30, 2014 11 AM to 1 PM
Monday, Sep 1, 2014 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM
Saturday, Sep 6, 2014 11 AM to 1 PM
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Twilight Lake Paddle
Get Outdoors Georgia
Saturday, Aug 30, 2014 6:30 PM to 8 PM
Saturday, Sep 6, 2014 6:30 PM to 8 PM
Saturday, Sep 13, 2014 6:30 PM to 8 PM
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Ranger-led Lake Paddle
Get Outdoors Georgia
Sunday, Aug 31, 2014 9:30 AM to 11 AM
Sunday, Sep 28, 2014 9:30 AM to 11 AM
Eastside Evening Hike
Get Outdoors Georgia
Sunday, Aug 31, 2014 7 PM to 9 PM
Friday, Sep 19, 2014 7 PM to 9 PM
For Women By Women: Introduction to Kayaking
Get Outdoors GeorgiaTons of Fun
Monday, Sep 1, 2014 11 AM to 12:30 PM
Sunday, Sep 21, 2014 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Sunday, Sep 28, 2014 3 PM to 4:30 PM
"Almost Full Moon" Night Paddle
Friday, Sep 5, 2014 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Friday, Sep 5, 2014 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Snakes Alive
Sunday, Sep 7, 2014 2 PM to 3 PM
"Ruins to Rapids" Full Moon Hike
Civil War History EventGet Outdoors GeorgiaTons of Fun
Sunday, Sep 7, 2014 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Photography 101 (Class 2-Composition and Point of View)
Sunday, Sep 14, 2014 11 AM to 1 PM
Sunday, Sep 28, 2014 11 AM to 1 PM
Stand Up Paddleboard Tour
Get Outdoors Georgia
Sunday, Sep 14, 2014 2 PM to 5 PM
Introduction to Birdwatching Hike
Get Outdoors Georgia
Wednesday, Sep 17, 2014 8 AM to 10 AM
Art in the Park
Friday, Sep 19, 2014 1 PM to 3 PM
Mid-Week Wind Down Paddle
Get Outdoors GeorgiaTons of Fun
Wednesday, Sep 24, 2014 6 PM to 7:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek Cleanup -- Your State Park Day
Get Outdoors Georgia
Saturday, Sep 27, 2014 9:30 AM to 1 PM
Stargazer Paddle
Get Outdoors Georgia
Saturday, Sep 27, 2014 7 PM to 9 PM

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