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About Sweetwater Creek State Park
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ADA Accessible
Alcohol Allowed
Drinking Water
Electric Hookups
Fires Allowed
Firewood Available
Pets Allowed
Phone Service
Picnic Table
Trash Available
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Sweetwater Creek State Park is located in Georgia
33.758 N
-84.636 W
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11 Reviews of Sweetwater Creek State Park
Sweetwater Creek State Park


Great hiking and camping near Atlanta

We visited this park a few weeks ago with friends and had an amazing time! The park is set up on the land of an old factory that used the river to power a water wheel. There are a whole bunch of trails of varying difficulty and length that meander through the woods along the river. Along with the campgrounds there are also picnic benches and large group areas where you can host a lunch or dinner. We took the trail that shows you where they built the mill then goes along the river for a while. It was a beautiful hike but definitely challenging since there are a lot of rocks you have to climb over. The campgrounds are nice and across the road from the park through you can also take other trails from there that go down and around the reservoir. The amenities are nice and the whole park is well taken care of. I would highly suggest staying the night since it is such a short trek from the Atlanta area.

Beautiful place to spend the day

Hiking, kayaking, swimming- plenty of things to do. You can spend a whole day out here just walking along the creek and jumping across the rocks. We took some great pictures and meditated on the water. I recommend this park to anyone living in the area or just passing through 🤙🏽🤙🏽


Tje campground is great but the trails are really what makes the experience. The trails are moderate in difficulty and the views are awesome

Good river trail

The campground is. Ice here but it does get crowded from people from the city and suburbs. The trail to the river is a nice hike with ruins of the old mill.

Lake views!

Loved this campground! There are 5 wall up sites - (bring a wagon) - can’t park at your site and the campsites are up a small hill hidden in the woods. Private sites - water and electric - fireflys everywhere! There are also 10 yurts - overlooking the lake. The bathhouse is clean and there are two showers. There is a playground and a picnic camping area. The staff are extremely friendly! There are 15 miles of hiking trails and they are alongside the creek! Beautiful views. Also the lake has kayak / canoe rentals and fishing! 30 minutes from Atlanta/15 from six flags! Very convenient to grocery stores and small town restaurants!

Tent Camping

Beautiful campground with great hiking. I wish there were more tent sites.  Very friendly staff.

First Night in ATL doing #Questival

Sweet spot for our first trip to ATL for #Questival!! Even drank from the creek for a challenge! Sweeeeeet!

Day trip to Sweetwater Creek

My family really enjoyed a day trip to this park, we found the kayaking to be really good there. The trails were pretty & well maintained but the park is super busy. Crowded actually, more than our family is used to. The mill ruins are pretty neat to see. I do think they need a stronger ranger presence as we witnessed some pretty stupid visitor behavior. The museum is neat but could use more interactive features to really engage people. We plan to return, its a nice day try kind of park.

Right next door

15 miles West of Atlanta, Ga off I20 Sweetwater Creek State Park offers history, trails, water activities and peace and quiet.

Realize there are limited sites. 10 Yurts for glampers and 5 walkin sites for tent campers. The walkin sites are in the woods but not to far a walk to the lake. Tent pads with picnic tables and fire rings, if you have a hammocks plenty of trees to use. Kayak….you will have to drive to a spot or portage. The facilities (showerhouse)look very new and is well maintained. Also keyed limited access for glampers and campers only. No day use which is nice.

The hiking is a mixture of trails and old gravel roads. There is a large loop to see everything that is intersected by shorter cross trails. Very busy down near the ruins, but worth the hike to see the area.

Watercraft rentals and fishing galore. Little crowded for my liking but not surprising with Atlanta so close.