Sweetwater Creek State Park

Many events have been postponed or rescheduled. Only current active events will remain on the calendar. Please contact the park for more information.


Saturday, April 17, 2021

Spring Wildflower Walk With Atlanta Botanical Garden
Saturday, Apr 17, 2021 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
*Pre-registration required* Limited capacity. Per Atlanta Botanical Garden policy, masks are required for this program. Join Atlanta Botanical Garden and Sweetwater Creek for a guided hike to view the Spring wildflowers. Our guide from ABG will show us the Spring ephemerals and tell us a little bit about each of the plants. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
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Sunday, April 18, 2021

History and Nature Hike to the Ruins
Sunday, Apr 18, 2021 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Pre-Registration required. Limited capacity. Learn about the natural history of the park and the history of the New Manchester Mill on a .5 mile hike, culminating in a tour of the mill ruins. This interpretive ranger led program is open to all ages. Call 770-732-5871 to register. $5 per person. Wear decent hiking shoes and bring water. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.

Saturday, April 24, 2021

Spring Wildflower Walk With Atlanta Botanical Garden
Saturday, Apr 24, 2021 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
*Pre-registration required* Limited capacity. Per Atlanta Botanical Garden policy, masks are required for this program. Join Atlanta Botanical Garden and Sweetwater Creek for a guided hike to view the Spring wildflowers. Our guide from ABG will show us the Spring ephemerals and tell us a little bit about each of the plants. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
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Geology Hike
Saturday, Apr 24, 2021 1 PM to 4 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Pre-registration required. Geologist John Johnston will lead a moderate 2-mile hike identifying rocks and explaining how 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 shoals of Sweetwater. $7 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.

Saturday, May 1, 2021

Spring Wildflower Walk With Atlanta Botanical Garden
Saturday, May 1, 2021 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
*Pre-registration required* Limited capacity. Per Atlanta Botanical Garden policy, masks are required for this program. Join Atlanta Botanical Garden and Sweetwater Creek for a guided hike to view the Spring wildflowers. Our guide from ABG will show us the Spring ephemerals and tell us a little bit about each of the plants. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
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Saturday, May 15, 2021

Spring Wildflower Walk With Atlanta Botanical Garden
Saturday, May 15, 2021 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
*Pre-registration required* Limited capacity. Per Atlanta Botanical Garden policy, masks are required for this program. Join Atlanta Botanical Garden and Sweetwater Creek for a guided hike to view the Spring wildflowers. Our guide from ABG will show us the Spring ephemerals and tell us a little bit about each of the plants. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
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Sunday, May 16, 2021

Fungus Frolic with Georgia Mushroom Club
Sunday, May 16, 2021 1 PM to 3 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Pre-Registration Required. Limited Capacity. Join Georgia Mushroom Club for an afternoon learning about native fungi. We will see what fungi are found in the park and talk about their individual properties. Learn what fungi are edible, what is a deadly look-a-like, and what fungi glows in the dark. This will be about a mile hike. $7 per person. $7 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
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Saturday, May 22, 2021

Geology Hike
Saturday, May 22, 2021 1 PM to 4 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Pre-registration required. Geologist John Johnston will lead a moderate 2-mile hike identifying rocks and explaining how 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 shoals of Sweetwater. $7 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.

Saturday, June 26, 2021

Geology Hike
Saturday, Jun 26, 2021 10 AM to 1 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Pre-registration required. Geologist John Johnston will lead a moderate 2-mile hike identifying rocks and explaining how 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 shoals of Sweetwater. $7 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.

Saturday, July 24, 2021

Geology Hike
Saturday, Jul 24, 2021 10 AM to 1 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Pre-registration required. Geologist John Johnston will lead a moderate 2-mile hike identifying rocks and explaining how 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 shoals of Sweetwater. $7 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.

Saturday, August 28, 2021

Geology Hike
Saturday, Aug 28, 2021 10 AM to 1 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Pre-registration required. Geologist John Johnston will lead a moderate 2-mile hike identifying rocks and explaining how 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 shoals of Sweetwater. $7 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.

Saturday, September 11, 2021

Geology Hike
Saturday, Sep 11, 2021 10 AM to 1 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Pre-registration required. Geologist John Johnston will lead a moderate 2-mile hike identifying rocks and explaining how 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 shoals of Sweetwater. $7 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.

Saturday, October 9, 2021

Geology Hike
Saturday, Oct 9, 2021 1 PM to 4 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Pre-registration required. Geologist John Johnston will lead a moderate 2-mile hike identifying rocks and explaining how 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 shoals of Sweetwater. $7 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.

Saturday, October 30, 2021

Owl-O-Ween
Saturday, Oct 30, 2021 11 AM to 12:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Pre-registration required. Join Blue Ridge Raptors for an afternoon of birds of prey. You will be introduced to 7 native Georgia raptors and learn about the adaptations they use to survive and thrive (Live animals). This event is fun for all ages. $20 per person. Meet at the visitor's center. $20 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
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Sunday, November 14, 2021

Backcountry Geology Hike
Sunday, Nov 14, 2021 1 PM to 4 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Pre-registration required. 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. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
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Sunday, December 12, 2021

Backcountry Geology Hike
Sunday, Dec 12, 2021 1 PM to 4 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Pre-registration required. 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. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
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