Sweetwater Creek State Park


Friday, October 19, 2018

Twilight Lake Paddle
Friday, Oct 19, 2018 5:30 PM to 7 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, October 20, 2018

"Rivers Alive" Cleanup
Saturday, Oct 20, 2018 10 AM to 2 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Rivers Alive is Georgia's annual waterway cleanup event that targets all waterways in GA. The mission of Rivers Alive is to create awareness of and involvement in the preservation of Georgia's water resources. We will be cleaning up around Sweetwater Creek and Sparks Reservoir as well as from kayaks if possible. Register in advance. $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Geology Hike
Saturday, Oct 20, 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.
Art in the Park
Saturday, Oct 20, 2018 5 PM to 6:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Bring any means of arts and crafts (paints and canvas or pencils and notepads) on a ranger-led tour inside the astonishing ruins and rapids of Sweetwater Creek. Create your own artwork while you enjoy beautiful views. Reservations required. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Owl Prowl
Saturday, Oct 20, 2018 6 PM to 8 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join park rangers on this nighttime excursion on the white trail, and listen and watch for these nocturnal birds of prey. Meet at the Interpretive Center for a moderate 2 mile hike. This program is for ages 12 years and up. Wear comfortable clothes, dress for the weather, and bring a flash light. Register in advance. 5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Parks After Dark 

Sunday, October 21, 2018

Fall Color Lake Paddle
Sunday, Oct 21, 2018 2 PM to 3:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
This peaceful, ranger-led paddle will allow you to explore the Sparks Reservoir and Beaver Creek in the magnificence of fall color. All who are over 18 and can swim are welcome, as are those 6 years and older who can swim and are accompanied by a parent. Meet at the Bait Shop. Reservations required. Includes tandem kayak, PFD and paddle. $20 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Life on the Creek- Native American Hike
Sunday, Oct 21, 2018 5 PM to 6:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us on a peaceful hike along Sweetwater Creek as we discuss the life of the Cherokee and Lower Creek tribes who called Sweetwater Creek State Park home. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

"Almost-Full Moon" Night Paddle
Tuesday, Oct 23, 2018 7 PM to 8:45 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us for an evening of enchantment as we paddle the lake at night under the light of the moon. Limited to 12 people who can swim and are 18 yrs. or older. A flashlight is required. Call for reservations. $25 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Parks After Dark 

Thursday, October 25, 2018

"Almost-Full Moon" Night Paddle
Thursday, Oct 25, 2018 7 PM to 8:45 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us for an evening of enchantment as we paddle the lake at night under the light of the moon. Limited to 12 people who can swim and are 18 yrs. or older. A flashlight is required. Call for reservations. $25 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Parks After Dark 

Saturday, October 27, 2018

Introduction to Wilderness Survival
Saturday, Oct 27, 2018 1 PM to 4 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
This class covers basic and advanced survival techniques. For ages 12 and up. Learn general skill such as fire making, emergency shelters, and navigation. Registration is required. Space limited. $10 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.

Sunday, October 28, 2018

Fall Color Lake Paddle
Sunday, Oct 28, 2018 2 PM to 3:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
This peaceful, ranger-led paddle will allow you to explore the Sparks Reservoir and Beaver Creek in the magnificence of fall color. All who are over 18 and can swim are welcome, as are those 6 years and older who can swim and are accompanied by a parent. Meet at the Bait Shop. Reservations required. Includes tandem kayak, PFD and paddle. $20 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Photographer's Hike
Sunday, Oct 28, 2018 5 PM to 6:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join a Park Ranger who will take you to their favorite photogenic areas along the trails on the magnificent rapids and rocks of Sweetwater Creek as well as the spectacular New Manchester Mill (as seen in the film "Hunger Games: Mockingjay"). $6 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.

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.