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Our family of 5 had time to kill while waiting for Six Flags to open at noon. We discovered this park and greatly enjoyed the hour hike along the red trail down to the mill and back.
Beautiful, fun and civil war history too!
This was a great place if you love outdoors. It has several different trails at different levels and distance. Also had some history points along the trails. Beautiful area, you will forget your in Atlanta. Highly recommend!
I'm a country girl from the foothills of N.C. and I miss the feel of wandering in the woods, enjoying nature with dirt trails and the smell of creek water in the air. This park is almost like coming home.
Other than the wonderful, but...More
Really great hiking trails along Sweetwater Creek. Just a short drive from intown Atlanta. Very picturesque
There are ruins of an old civil war mill on the creek/trail. Also, old channels for diverting the water for the mills. Very interesting
There’s about six total miles...More
Fabulous, we went on the red trail this was really steep in places. The views are lovely take lots of water!
Before we stoped here was went to the other part of the park where you can hire peddle boats, paddle boards & Jon boats....More
Came up to Atlanta for Labor Day weekend from Fort Lauderdale and researched hikes nearby and found this one. We did the red trail so that we can see the old mill ruins and realized that it was where the movie Hunger Games was filmed....More
a trip to Sweetwater park is a very enjoyable experience for the beginner hiker; the terrain is uneven but the inclines are not too many and the trails are pretty wide. I see alot of people on weekends with their dogs (all on leashes of...More
While here on assignment with my K9 partner, we hiked the Red trail along the water. We both went for a quick swim to cool off as others were doing. Nice hard pack trails that can range from easy to difficult terrain. We checked out...More
Response from drericzez | Reviewed this property |
I recall the cotton mill is about a mile out from the trailhead. Regards to swimming there is white water and slippery rocks so I suspect swimming is frowned upon. There is a nearby lake with boats and I believe swimming.
The water was super swift when we were there and the weather was cool, so I’m not sure. There is a lake within the park, too. I’m a great swimmer, and I wouldn’t swim in this river due to the rocks and current. The park’s... More
The water was super swift when we were there and the weather was cool, so I’m not sure. There is a lake within the park, too. I’m a great swimmer, and I wouldn’t swim in this river due to the rocks and current. The park’s website does not mention swimming, but does mention aquatic activities.
My wife and I will be attending a wedding at Sweetwater Creek state Park in Lithia Springs, GA sometime in November. Since we’ve never been to Atlanta so would like to spend a few days there to see the sights. Where would be a good place for us to stay? i.e. not too difficult/far to go to the wedding and also close enough to see some attractions in Attlanta. We heard driving in Atlanta is not so easy. What would be our best mode of transportation then? Thank you so much for your answers.
June 28, 2018|
I think Midtown or downtown since you want to see some Atlanta sights. The park would be about 30 minutes away if you don’t mind the drive. Less if the wedding is on the weekend. It’s a straight shot from I-20, and from downtown it would be easy to get to. Just be sure to check for construction projects on GDOT’s web site or use traffic apps for conditions (Waze, Google Maps, InRix).