F.A.Q.

Sweetwater Creek is a peaceful tract of wilderness only minutes from bustling downtown Atlanta. A wooded trail follows the free-flowing stream to the ruins of the New Manchester Manufacturing Company, a textile mill burned during the Civil War. Beyond the mill, the trail climbs rocky bluffs to provide views of the beautiful shoals below. The 215-acre George Sparks Reservoir is popular with anglers and provides a pretty setting for feeding ducks and canoeing. Fishing supplies and snacks are available in the park’s bait shop, while maps and park information may be found in the Visitor Center..


  • What are the park hours?
  • What kind of facilities are at the park?
  • What about activities?
  • How do I reserve a picnic or group shelter?
  • How long are the hiking trails & what could I see?
  • What can visitors do in addition to enjoying the trails?
  • What is done for the younger generation at Sweetwater Creek State Park?
  • How can I help protect Sweetwater Creek State Park?