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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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Love this park - quiet with walking trails and lovely scenery

This park has something for everyone! Many spots for picnickers, boating docks, swimming, wading in the water, hiking...We love the nature trails there. If the water level is low... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 13, 2015
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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

This park has something for everyone! Many spots for picnickers, boating docks, swimming, wading in the water, hiking...We love the nature trails there. If the water level is low enough, you can even walk on the rocks in the river which is perfect on a hot day! This park would make a fun place for a large gathering, church youth... More 

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Haarlem, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Sweetwater Creek is conveniently located just west of Atlanta. The park offers beautiful nature and wildlife and it also offers some history of that area by means of an old mill ruins. Due to its location the park is also the ideal place to go to when you want to escape the busy city on a city trip. (There is... More 

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Beijing
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

This was a great day out despite the midsumner Georgia heat and humidity. Well laid out trails, just enough scrambling over rocks and roots to make it interesting and lots of wildlife as an added bonus. The walk along the river to the falls is fantastic. A few practicalities, $5 for parking payable at the gate, good footwear (I wear... More 

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Mableton, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

The families had gotten together last year for the 4th of July 2014, for a cookout and fun with the kids. We had a wonderful time, really enjopyed ourselves.

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Looking for a quick escape from the City of Atlanta, well noticed this State Park on the map as well as on Highway 20. Decided to drive out and go for a hike/run. Wonderful trails and Visitors Center but the prize was ruins of an old mill along the riverbanks. Can't take very good pictures but couldn't miss at this... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Great big park with a lake, bait shop, museum of local history and wildlife, beautiful creek and old mill. We did the red trail down to the old mill and also got in the creek for a bit too cool off. Bring ur water shoes for the little ones. Had a blast and definitely going to come back.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Nice and quiet, with beautiful views, lots of picnic tables, restrooms and even yurts to rent. (Yurts currently under reconstruction. )

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

I've been to this park before but our group walked on a different trail this time. The trailhead was moved to a different location. The trailhead is now located near the interpretive center. There were 13 people in our group. This trail was a lot more strenuous than the previous trail. I felt like it was never going to end.... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

For hiking, geocaching, and scenic views, it just doesn't get much better than this. This is one of our favorite state parks. Plan on spending the better part of the day here if you're hiking. There are so many great trails here. They also have a very nice interpretive center.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

With a fee of only $5 per car, this park is worth the price of admission. A highlight of the park is taking the red trail to the Civil War-era New Manchester textile mill ruins. We've continued farther south on the trail along Sweetwater Creek and have seen blue heron in the water! This past visit we hiked all along... More 

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