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PUBLIC NOTICE: The Bait Shop is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. It will be open 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. 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
Twilight Lake Paddle
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Friday, Jul 25, 2014 7 PM to 8:30 PM
Saturday, Aug 2, 2014 7 PM to 8:30 PM
Friday, Aug 8, 2014 7 PM to 8:30 PM
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Eastside Evening Hike
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Friday, Jul 25, 2014 7 PM to 9 PM
Sunday, Aug 31, 2014 7 PM to 9 PM
Native American Heritage Hike
Saturday, Jul 26, 2014 10 AM to 12 PM
Saturday, Aug 16, 2014 10 AM to 12 PM
Saturday, Aug 23, 2014 10 AM to 12 PM
Historic New Manchester History Hike
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Saturday, Jul 26, 2014 11 AM to 12:30 PM
Saturday, Aug 2, 2014 11 AM to 12:30 PM
Saturday, Aug 9, 2014 11 AM to 12:30 PM
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Stargazer Paddle
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Saturday, Jul 26, 2014 8:30 PM to 10:30 PM
Friday, Aug 29, 2014 8 PM to 10 PM
Ranger-led Lake Paddle
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Sunday, Jul 27, 2014 9:30 AM to 11 AM
Sunday, Aug 3, 2014 9:30 AM to 11 AM
Sunday, Aug 10, 2014 7 AM to 8:30 AM
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For Women By Women: Introduction to Kayaking
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Sunday, Jul 27, 2014 6 PM to 7:30 PM
Sunday, Aug 3, 2014 5 PM to 6:30 PM
Monday, Sep 1, 2014 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Sweetwater Creek by Kayak
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Saturday, Aug 2, 2014 11 AM to 1 PM
Saturday, Aug 9, 2014 11 AM to 1 PM
Saturday, Aug 16, 2014 11 AM to 1 PM
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Sweetwater Creek Canoe Cleanup
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Sunday, Aug 3, 2014 10 AM to 1 PM
Geology Hike
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Saturday, Aug 9, 2014 10 AM to 12 PM
"Ruins to Rapids" Full Moon Hike
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Saturday, Aug 9, 2014 8:30 PM to 10:30 PM
Keeping it Beautiful
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Sunday, Aug 10, 2014 9 AM to 1 PM
Full Moon Paddle
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Sunday, Aug 10, 2014 8 PM to 10 PM
Mid-Week Wind Down Paddle
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Wednesday, Aug 13, 2014 7 PM to 8:30 PM
Snakes Alive
Sunday, Aug 17, 2014 2 PM to 3 PM
Introduction to Birdwatching Hike
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Wednesday, Aug 20, 2014 8 AM to 10 AM
Art in the Park
Friday, Aug 29, 2014 10 AM to 12 PM
Sweetwater Creek Cleanup -- Your State Park Day
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Saturday, Sep 27, 2014 9:30 AM to 1 PM

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