Sweetwater Creek State Park

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Friday, May 25, 2018

Twilight Lake Paddle
Friday, May 25, 2018 7 PM to 8:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us for a peaceful, ranger-led kayak outing as we paddle the lake to watch for wading birds and raptors and enjoy the setting sun. This program is open to adults who can swim and children 6 years or older who can swim and are accompanied by an adult. Reservations required. Meet at the Bait Shop. $20 includes gear. $5 parking. 770-732-5871.

Saturday, May 26, 2018

Sweetwater Creek by Kayak
Saturday, May 26, 2018 11 AM to 1:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us for a beautiful paddle and hike through a peaceful stretch of Sweetwater Creek in a tandem kayak. There is a short hike to view the mill ruins and whitewater rapids. This outing is for adults (18 yrs. and older) who can swim and those 12 yrs. to 17 yrs. who can swim and are with adult. Kayak, PFD, and paddle included. Register in advance. $25 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Geology Hike
Saturday, May 26, 2018 1 PM to 4 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Geologist John Johnston will lead a moderate 2-mile hike identifying rocks and explaining how and when they formed. He will also explain the tectonic events that forced the rock units to be faulted and folded. There will be a visit down to the ruins of the Civil War-era New Manchester Mill alongside the lovely rapids of Sweetwater creek. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Sweetwater Creek by Kayak
Saturday, May 26, 2018 3:30 PM to 6 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us for a beautiful paddle and hike through a peaceful stretch of Sweetwater Creek in a tandem kayak. There is a short hike to view the mill ruins and whitewater rapids. This outing is for adults (18 yrs. and older) who can swim and those 12 yrs. to 17 yrs. who can swim and are with adult. Kayak, PFD, and paddle included. Register in advance. $25 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.

Sunday, May 27, 2018

"Off the Beaten Path" Hike
Sunday, May 27, 2018 1 PM to 4 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us for a ranger-led, two hour moderate hike to an interesting, seldom-visited area of the park. Eight years old minimum. Sturdy, closed-toe shoes (boots preferred) are required. Meet at the Visitor's Center. $6 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
"Native American Heritage Hike-National Trails Day"
Sunday, May 27, 2018 2 PM to 5 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us for a 2 and a half hour strenuous 1.5 mile hike focusing on the first inhabitants of our area, the Native Americans or American Indians, as we explore the east side which will include a visit to the "Indian Cave". Meet at the Visitor's Center. Reservations recommended. Sturdy, closed-toe shoes are required. 6 years and older. $6 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Twilight Lake Paddle
Sunday, May 27, 2018 7 PM to 8:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us for a peaceful, ranger-led kayak outing as we paddle the lake to watch for wading birds and raptors and enjoy the setting sun. This program is open to adults who can swim and children 6 years or older who can swim and are accompanied by an adult. Reservations required. Meet at the Bait Shop. $20 includes gear. $5 parking. 770-732-5871.

Monday, May 28, 2018

"Ruins to Rapids" Almost Full Moon Hike
Monday, May 28, 2018 8:30 PM to 10 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
This 1.5 mile ranger-led hike is rated "moderate" and follows the lovely rapids of Sweetwater Creek to the Civil War-era mill ruins of New Manchester (as seen in "Hunger Games: Mockingjay"). Hike will be cancelled if it is raining. A flashlight and sturdy, closed-toe shoes are required. No children under 6 or dogs allowed. $6 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Parks After Dark 

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Full Moon Paddle
Tuesday, May 29, 2018 8:30 PM to 10 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us for a peaceful, ranger-led paddle on the Sparks Reservoir under the full moon. This program is offered to all adults (18 years and older) who can swim. Meet at the Bait Shop. Reservations are required. $25 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Parks After Dark 

Saturday, June 2, 2018

"Native American Heritage Hike-National Trails Day"
Saturday, Jun 2, 2018 10 AM to 12 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us for a 2 and a half hour strenuous 1.5 mile hike focusing on the first inhabitants of our area, the Native Americans or American Indians, as we explore the east side which will include a visit to the "Indian Cave". Meet at the Visitor's Center. Reservations recommended. Sturdy, closed-toe shoes are required. 6 years and older. $6 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Bark in the Park Dog Hike
Saturday, Jun 2, 2018 2 PM to 3:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Walk the beautiful trails of the park with your four-legged companion. We will enjoy a guided hike by a park ranger alongside the rapids of Sweetwater Creek and view the New Manchester Mill from the recent movie "Hunger Games: Mockingjay." Reservations required. Meet outside the Visitor's Center. Sturdy, closed-toe shoes are required. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.

Thursday, June 7, 2018

Sweetwater Creek Junior Ranger Day Camp
Thursday, Jun 7, 2018 9 AM to 3 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us for 6 hours of fun and education. We will be learning about nature and history. Highlights include walking down you and inside the Civil War era New Manchester mill alongside the rapids of Sweetwater Creek as well as taking pedal boats out on the lake. There will be other hikes and fun activities. Lunch is not included. AGES 6 TO 12. $25 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.

Saturday, June 9, 2018

Geology Hike
Saturday, Jun 9, 2018 10 AM to 1 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Geologist John Johnston will lead a moderate 2-mile hike identifying rocks and explaining how and when they formed. He will also explain the tectonic events that forced the rock units to be faulted and folded. There will be a visit down to the ruins of the Civil War-era New Manchester Mill alongside the lovely rapids of Sweetwater creek. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Sweetwater Creek Junior Ranger Day Camp
Thursday, Jun 21, 2018 9 AM to 3 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us for 6 hours of fun and education. We will be learning about nature and history. Highlights include walking down you and inside the Civil War era New Manchester mill alongside the rapids of Sweetwater Creek as well as taking pedal boats out on the lake. There will be other hikes and fun activities. Lunch is not included. AGES 6 TO 12. $25 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.

Saturday, June 23, 2018

Candlelight Hike to the Mill
Saturday, Jun 23, 2018 9 PM to 10:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
This mile-long guided night hike is moderately difficult and goes down to the Civil War era textile mill ruins of New Manchester alongside the beautiful rapids of Sweetwater Creek. Candle lanterns are provided. No children under 6 years or dogs permitted. No reservations. Cash only. Meet and pay at the Visitor Center parking lot. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Parks After Dark 

Saturday, July 14, 2018

Geology Hike
Saturday, Jul 14, 2018 10 AM to 1 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Geologist John Johnston will lead a moderate 2-mile hike identifying rocks and explaining how and when they formed. He will also explain the tectonic events that forced the rock units to be faulted and folded. There will be a visit down to the ruins of the Civil War-era New Manchester Mill alongside the lovely rapids of Sweetwater creek. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.

Saturday, August 11, 2018

Geology Hike
Saturday, Aug 11, 2018 10 AM to 1 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Geologist John Johnston will lead a moderate 2-mile hike identifying rocks and explaining how and when they formed. He will also explain the tectonic events that forced the rock units to be faulted and folded. There will be a visit down to the ruins of the Civil War-era New Manchester Mill alongside the lovely rapids of Sweetwater creek. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.

Saturday, September 8, 2018

Geology Hike
Saturday, Sep 8, 2018 10 AM to 1 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Geologist John Johnston will lead a moderate 2-mile hike identifying rocks and explaining how and when they formed. He will also explain the tectonic events that forced the rock units to be faulted and folded. There will be a visit down to the ruins of the Civil War-era New Manchester Mill alongside the lovely rapids of Sweetwater creek. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.

Saturday, October 6, 2018

Candlelight Hike to the Mill
Saturday, Oct 6, 2018 7 PM to 9 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
This mile-long guided night hike is moderately difficult and goes down to the Civil War era textile mill ruins of New Manchester alongside the beautiful rapids of Sweetwater Creek. Candle lanterns are provided. No children under 6 years or dogs permitted. No reservations. Cash only. Meet and pay at the Visitor Center parking lot. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Parks After Dark 

Sunday, November 4, 2018

Backcountry Geology Hike
Sunday, Nov 4, 2018 1 PM to 4 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Geologist and "Friends of Sweetwater Creek State Park" president John Johnston will lead a moderately strenuous three mile hike identifying rock types and explaining how they formed. Explore the beautiful Jack's Branch area and the seldom-visited quarry of the New Manchester mill. Meet in the Visitor's Center. Sturdy, closed toe shoes required. $6 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.

Saturday, November 17, 2018

Candlelight Hike to the Mill
Saturday, Nov 17, 2018 6 PM to 8 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
This mile-long guided night hike is moderately difficult and goes down to the Civil War era textile mill ruins of New Manchester alongside the beautiful rapids of Sweetwater Creek. Candle lanterns are provided. No children under 6 years or dogs permitted. No reservations. Cash only. Meet and pay at the Visitor Center parking lot. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Parks After Dark 

Saturday, December 8, 2018

Candlelight Hike to the Mill
Saturday, Dec 8, 2018 6 PM to 8 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
This mile-long guided night hike is moderately difficult and goes down to the Civil War era textile mill ruins of New Manchester alongside the beautiful rapids of Sweetwater Creek. Candle lanterns are provided. No children under 6 years or dogs permitted. No reservations. Cash only. Meet and pay at the Visitor Center parking lot. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Parks After Dark 

Sunday, December 9, 2018

Backcountry Geology Hike
Sunday, Dec 9, 2018 1 PM to 4 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Geologist and "Friends of Sweetwater Creek State Park" president John Johnston will lead a moderately strenuous three mile hike identifying rock types and explaining how they formed. Explore the beautiful Jack's Branch area and the seldom-visited quarry of the New Manchester mill. Meet in the Visitor's Center. Sturdy, closed toe shoes required. $6 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.

Saturday, January 12, 2019

Candlelight Hike to the Mill
Saturday, Jan 12, 2019 6 PM to 8 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
This mile-long guided night hike is moderately difficult and goes down to the Civil War era textile mill ruins of New Manchester alongside the beautiful rapids of Sweetwater Creek. Candle lanterns are provided. No children under 6 years or dogs permitted. No reservations. Cash only. Meet and pay at the Visitor Center parking lot. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Parks After Dark 

Sunday, January 13, 2019

Backcountry Geology Hike
Sunday, Jan 13, 2019 1 PM to 4 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Geologist and "Friends of Sweetwater Creek State Park" president John Johnston will lead a moderately strenuous three mile hike identifying rock types and explaining how they formed. Explore the beautiful Jack's Branch area and the seldom-visited quarry of the New Manchester mill. Meet in the Visitor's Center. Sturdy, closed toe shoes required. $6 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.