“The awesome splendor of the rugged hills, rocky outcrops, and rolling rapids of Sweetwater Creek have fashioned centuries of records enticing you to reconnect with the natural world.”
Sweet water Creek State Park is peaceful tract of barren region only minutes from downtown Atlanta.A wooded path follows the circulation to the ruins of the New Manchester Manufacturing Company, a material mill burned in the course of the Civil War. Beyond the mill the path climbs rocky bluffs to provide views of the stunning rapids below. Additional trails wind thru fields and forest, showcasing ferns, magnolias, wild azaleas and hardwoods. Park rangers lead informative hikes to these areas at some stage in the year.
The 215 acre George Sparks Reservoir is famous for fishing and offers a enormously pacing for feeding gees and picnicking. However, there is no seashore and swimming in the Reservoir is not allowed. Finishing resources are handy in the adjacent bait shop. During hotter months, the park rents fishing boats, canoes, kayaks, stand-up paddleboards and pedal boats. Visitors can be part of the Park Paddlers Club, which challenges them to discover waterways in six national parks. An award winning Visitor Center – one of the most environmentally responsible structures in the country – features reveals on the area’s history, natural world displays, path maps, snacks and a renovated gift shop. A window lined meeting room that seats forty can be rented for gatherings.
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