Sweetwater Creek State Park


Friday, March 22, 2019

Twilight Lake Paddle
Friday, Mar 22, 2019 6 PM to 7:30 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, March 23, 2019

Historic New Manchester Mill History Hike
Saturday, Mar 23, 2019 10:30 AM to 12 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
This hike follows Sweetwater Creek down to and inside the historic five-story Civil War era New Manchester mill with a Park Ranger. The mill, seen in the "Hunger Games: Mockingjay" film and others, is situated alongside alongside the lovely rapids (up to class IV) of Sweetwater Creek. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Ranger-led Lake Paddle
Saturday, Mar 23, 2019 2 PM to 3:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us for a ranger-led, peaceful outing on the lake and up Beaver Creek. This trip is for those 18 years or older who can swim or children 6 years or older who can swim and are accompanied by an adult. Meet at the Bait Shop. Register in advance. $20 includes canoe or tandem kayak, PFD, and paddle. $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Historic New Manchester Mill History Hike
Saturday, Mar 23, 2019 5 PM to 6:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
This hike follows Sweetwater Creek down to and inside the historic five-story Civil War era New Manchester mill with a Park Ranger. The mill, seen in the "Hunger Games: Mockingjay" film and others, is situated alongside alongside the lovely rapids (up to class IV) of Sweetwater Creek. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.

Sunday, March 24, 2019

Ranger-led Lake Paddle
Sunday, Mar 24, 2019 2 PM to 3:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us for a ranger-led, peaceful outing on the lake and up Beaver Creek. This trip is for those 18 years or older who can swim or children 6 years or older who can swim and are accompanied by an adult. Meet at the Bait Shop. Register in advance. $20 includes canoe or tandem kayak, PFD, and paddle. $5 parking. 770-732-5871.

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Homeschool Wednesdays
Wednesday, Mar 27, 2019 11 AM to 12:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Home-school students of all ages are welcomed to come join park rangers on a educational nature/ history hike to the historic five story New Manchester Manufacturing Mill and class IV rapids. This hike meets the GPS standards. Meet at the Visitor's Center. Reservation recommended. $3 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.

Friday, March 29, 2019

Introduction to Birdwatching Hike
Friday, Mar 29, 2019 9 AM to 11 AM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
This hike is designed for anyone 12 years or older who is interested in learning more about birds, the important habitats critical to some species, and organizations like the Audubon Society which are dedicated to bird conservation. No pets please. Meet at the park's Visitor's Center. Bring you're own binoculars. $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Twilight Lake Paddle
Friday, Mar 29, 2019 6 PM to 7:30 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, March 30, 2019

Historic New Manchester Mill History Hike
Saturday, Mar 30, 2019 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
This hike follows Sweetwater Creek down to and inside the historic five-story Civil War era New Manchester mill with a Park Ranger. The mill, seen in the "Hunger Games: Mockingjay" film and others, is situated alongside alongside the lovely rapids (up to class IV) of Sweetwater Creek. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Introduction to Wilderness Survival
Saturday, Mar 30, 2019 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.
Ranger-led Lake Paddle
Saturday, Mar 30, 2019 2 PM to 3:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us for a ranger-led, peaceful outing on the lake and up Beaver Creek. This trip is for those 18 years or older who can swim or children 6 years or older who can swim and are accompanied by an adult. Meet at the Bait Shop. Register in advance. $20 includes canoe or tandem kayak, PFD, and paddle. $5 parking. 770-732-5871.

Sunday, March 31, 2019

Ranger-led Lake Paddle
Sunday, Mar 31, 2019 2 PM to 3:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us for a ranger-led, peaceful outing on the lake and up Beaver Creek. This trip is for those 18 years or older who can swim or children 6 years or older who can swim and are accompanied by an adult. Meet at the Bait Shop. Register in advance. $20 includes canoe or tandem kayak, PFD, and paddle. $5 parking. 770-732-5871.

Saturday, April 6, 2019

Sweetwater Creek by Kayak
Saturday, Apr 6, 2019 3:30 PM to 6 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
This is a beautiful paddle on a peaceful stretch of Sweetwater Creek in a tandem kayak.There is a short hike to tour the inside of the New Manchester mill ruins and see the whitewater rapids. This outing is for adults (18 yrs. +) who can swim and those 12 to 17 yrs. who can swim and come with a parent. Kayak and gear included. Register in advance. $25 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.

Saturday, April 13, 2019

Sweetwater Creek by Kayak
Saturday, Apr 13, 2019 11 AM to 1:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
This is a beautiful paddle on a peaceful stretch of Sweetwater Creek in a tandem kayak.There is a short hike to tour the inside of the New Manchester mill ruins and see the whitewater rapids. This outing is for adults (18 yrs. +) who can swim and those 12 to 17 yrs. who can swim and come with a parent. Kayak and gear included. Register in advance. $25 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Sweetwater Creek by Kayak
Saturday, Apr 13, 2019 3:30 PM to 6 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
This is a beautiful paddle on a peaceful stretch of Sweetwater Creek in a tandem kayak.There is a short hike to tour the inside of the New Manchester mill ruins and see the whitewater rapids. This outing is for adults (18 yrs. +) who can swim and those 12 to 17 yrs. who can swim and come with a parent. Kayak and gear included. Register in advance. $25 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.

Saturday, April 20, 2019

Sweetwater Creek by Kayak
Saturday, Apr 20, 2019 11 AM to 1:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
This is a beautiful paddle on a peaceful stretch of Sweetwater Creek in a tandem kayak.There is a short hike to tour the inside of the New Manchester mill ruins and see the whitewater rapids. This outing is for adults (18 yrs. +) who can swim and those 12 to 17 yrs. who can swim and come with a parent. Kayak and gear included. Register in advance. $25 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Sweetwater Creek by Kayak
Saturday, Apr 20, 2019 3:30 PM to 6 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
This is a beautiful paddle on a peaceful stretch of Sweetwater Creek in a tandem kayak.There is a short hike to tour the inside of the New Manchester mill ruins and see the whitewater rapids. This outing is for adults (18 yrs. +) who can swim and those 12 to 17 yrs. who can swim and come with a parent. Kayak and gear included. Register in advance. $25 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Candlelight Hike to the Mill
Saturday, Apr 20, 2019 8 PM to 10 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, April 27, 2019

Sweetwater Creek by Kayak
Saturday, Apr 27, 2019 11 AM to 1:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
This is a beautiful paddle on a peaceful stretch of Sweetwater Creek in a tandem kayak.There is a short hike to tour the inside of the New Manchester mill ruins and see the whitewater rapids. This outing is for adults (18 yrs. +) who can swim and those 12 to 17 yrs. who can swim and come with a parent. Kayak and gear included. Register in advance. $25 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Sweetwater Creek by Kayak
Saturday, Apr 27, 2019 3:30 PM to 6 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
This is a beautiful paddle on a peaceful stretch of Sweetwater Creek in a tandem kayak.There is a short hike to tour the inside of the New Manchester mill ruins and see the whitewater rapids. This outing is for adults (18 yrs. +) who can swim and those 12 to 17 yrs. who can swim and come with a parent. Kayak and gear included. Register in advance. $25 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.

Saturday, May 18, 2019

Candlelight Hike to the Mill
Saturday, May 18, 2019 8 PM to 10 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, June 29, 2019

Candlelight Hike to the Mill
Saturday, Jun 29, 2019 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, September 21, 2019

Becoming an Outdoor Woman
Saturday, Sep 21, 2019 10 AM to 2 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Women, join us for a "Becoming an Outdoor Woman" (BOW) program. You'll enjoy an intro SUP (Stand Up Paddleboard) program. You will also learn about butterflies and their host plants on a Ranger-led hike. The price for all activities is $30. Maximum of 10 women. For information on other BOW programs please visit https://georgiawildlife.com/BOW. $30 plus $5 parking. $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
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