1750 Mt. Vernon Road
Tel: (770) 732-5871
Reservations (800) 864-7275
Park (770) 732-5871
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 are available in the park’s bait shop, while wildlife and history displays, trail maps, snacks and gift items may be found in the Visitor Center -- one of the most environmentally efficient buildings in Georgia.
Visitor Center and Gift Shop
Meeting Room (seats 35)
11 Picnic Shelters
Group Shelter and BBQ Pit (seats 150)
2 Fishing Docks
Hiking – 9 miles of trails
Lake and stream fishing–electric motors only (boat ramp fee)
Canoe (seasonal) and Fishing Boat Rental (suspended due to low water levels)
Take I-20 west from Atlanta, exit #44 at Thornton Road, turn left and go 1/4 mile. Turn right on Blairs Bridge Road, go 2 miles and turn left on Mount Vernon Road.