Sweetwater Creek State Park


Sunday, May 26, 2019

Historic New Manchester Mill History Hike
Sunday, May 26, 2019 1 PM to 2:30 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.
Twilight Lake Paddle
Sunday, May 26, 2019 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 27, 2019

Bark in the Park Dog Hike
Monday, May 27, 2019 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Walk the beautiful trails of the park with your four-legged companion and anyone else. We will enjoy a guided hike by a park ranger alongside the rapids of Sweetwater Creek and view inside the New Manchester Mill from the movie "Hunger Games: Mockingjay." Meet outside the Visitor's Center. Sturdy, closed-toe shoes are required. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Historic New Manchester Mill History Hike
Monday, May 27, 2019 2 PM to 3:30 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.

Saturday, June 1, 2019

Trails Work Day- National Trails Day
Saturday, Jun 1, 2019 9 AM to 1 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us for a volunteer work day performing general trail maintenance on the beautiful trails of the park. Bring gloves, water, comfortable work clothes, and closed-toe, sturdy shoes. Recommended age 12 and up. Meet at the Visitor's Center. $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
New Manchester History Hike- National Trails Day
Saturday, Jun 1, 2019 2 PM to 3:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
This one mile (total) easy to moderate hike will lead us to the five story ruins of the Civil War era New Manchester textile mill (seen in "Hunger Games:Mockingjay"). This hike will include going inside the ruins and seeing the lovely rapids providing great photo opportunities. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.

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 Outdoors Woman
Saturday, Sep 21, 2019 10 AM to 2 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Women, join us for a "Becoming an Outdoors 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. There will also be a Jr. Ranger camp for ages 6 yrs. to 12 yrs. simultaneously. Please see separate listing. $30 plus $5 parking. $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 
Junior Ranger Day Camp
Saturday, Sep 21, 2019 10 AM to 2 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
This camp is for children ages 6-12. There will be a nature/history hike to the New Manchester Mill, a live reptile program, and nature-oriented arts and craft projects. Registration is necessary. Meet at the Visitor's Center. $25 includes Junior Ranger book and patch. 770-732-5871.