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Sweetwater Creek State Park

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Address: Mount Vernon Road, Lithia Springs, GA 30057
Phone Number: +1 770 732 5871
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What a great place to have in your "back yard".

Sweetwater Creek State Park is a great place to get out and walk, and get some fresh air. The old factory ruins is not too far down the (easy) trail, and is a great place to take... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
T J A
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Lithia Springs, Georgia
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Lithia Springs, Georgia
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Sweetwater Creek State Park is a great place to get out and walk, and get some fresh air. The old factory ruins is not too far down the (easy) trail, and is a great place to take some pictures.

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Thank T J A
Hilton Head, South Carolina
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31 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Sweetwater Creek is a very broad, shallow, rocky creek with lots of rapids. There are both forest paths and creekside paths. One of the highlights of the hike are the ruins of an old mill that was operating in the antebellum period. It was destroyed by some of Shermans raiders and the impressive brick and stone ruins stand 4 stories... More 

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Thank Richard L
Atlanta, Georgia
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11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was just reminded today what a great place this is. It is so pretty, year round. Volunteers must do an excellent job here, because I don't see any trash in the park. We went for a very cold walk today (temps were in the 30s) and it was great. When the leaves are off the trees, you get gorgeous... More 

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Thank CBarbulescu
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35 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a beautiful spot right outside of the Atlanta metro area. It has well-marked and well-maintained trails, some of which offer some challenging climbs. It was $5 to park for the day. If you have the time, I would suggest the White trail (head right, counterclockwise, at the trail head behind the visitor's center). Then follow the portion of... More 

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Thank Pamela W
Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The trails are absolutely beautiful. Go to the visitors center first to pick up a map and plan out your hike. There are trails for all abilities! We started 2015 at Sweetwater Creek and made the choice to do our First Day Hike for 2016 as well. We love it!

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Thank Stefanie B
Atlanta, Georgia
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18 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and enjoy walking nature trails and as this is one we haven't been in together yet we shall do it this year. We have both been there several times walking back to the old mill and just enjoying nature at its best undisturbed. The fishing is also very good there I have rented a canoe and went around... More 

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georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Sweetwater Creek is a great park that is close to Atlanta. It has three main trails with several landmarks such as the old mill and Indian caves. Plus...it is where parts of the Hunger Games were filmed. Hiking in the winter was very cool because you got the whole district 12 feel. The park is very busy and offers lots... More 

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Thank stanbGeorgia
Atlanta, Georgia
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35 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

Easy hiking alongside the Sweetwater Creek to an Old Mill with signage noting the fascinating history of the Mill.

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Thank MagicWandi
Atlanta, Georgia
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34 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015

This is a great family place to go, we came here on mother's day and spent the whole day here together. we ended up renting a john boat and we paddled all over the lake we didn't catch anything, but it was still fun. After our boat ride we decided to go on a hike to check out the ruins... More 

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Thank Annaliese H
Newnan, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015

We enjoyed the displays in the visitor center and the recorded history of the area including the textile mill then we walked the beautiful red blaze trail along the creek. We very much enjoyed watching the water bubble over rock outcroppings. The ruins of the old mill are fascinating and even with a fence surrounding the mill we were able... More 

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