Hike into history along the Marble Mine trail at James H. “Sloppy” Floyd State Park and immerse yourself in tranquility and the gorgeous setting of one of Georgia’s best kept secrets while hiking, fishing, and boating in the state’s geologically significant Ridge and Valley region.
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.
Reservations, Accommodations & Facilities
- 561 Acres
- 2 Lakes
- 4 Cottages
- 25 Tent, Trailer & RV Campsites — site-specific
- 4 Backcountry Campsites
- 4 Picnic Shelters
- 1 Pioneer Campground — call park to reserve
- 2 Boat Ramps
- Fishing Pier — ADA accessible
- 2 Playgrounds
- Boating — private boats allowed, electric motors only
- Hiking — 5 miles of trails
- Weddings — park approval required
- Jon Boat, Kayak, Canoe & Pedal Boat Rental
- Berry College
- Chattahoochee National Forest
- Chickamauga & Chattanooga National Military Park
- Chieftains Trail
- Cloudland Canyon State Park
- Etowah Indian Mounds State Historic Site
- New Echota State Historic Site
- Pinhoti Trail
- Resaca Battlefield
- Rocky Mountain Public Fishing Area
- Rome, GA
- Summerville Fish Hatchery
- Crockford-Pigeon Mountain WMA
- Rocky Mountain Recreation & PFA
In The News
Park 7 a.m.–10 p.m.
Office 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
Fees & Passes
$5 parking. Annual passes available.
2800 Sloppy Floyd Lake Road
Summerville, GA 30747
N 34.439933 | W -085.337250