Sweetwater Creek State Park

SweetWater Creek State Park

I’ve lived in the Atlanta area for the majority of my life, but never visited SweetWater Creek State Park

That was a mistake. Located only 15min outside of the hustle and bustle of the city is a great Park for getting away, without having to pack a tent. Although, you could if you wanted and stay at the camp-grounds or rent a yurt on the property. If you don’t know what a yurt is you are missing out and need to click here.

Old Mill Ruins

The park gets its name from the SweetWater Creek that runs through it (surprise surprise). It feeds a 215-acre lake that is great for fishing or kayaking. The park has several miles of trails. With varying degrees of difficulty so you can enjoy a leisurely walk or an intense climb. The park also features a museum and visitor center that can get you accustomed with the area before you venture off.

 

Mac and I by the river

Mac Pup and me

 

One of the neatest things about the park is the old mill ruins. A short mile hike will take you down the-the gully that SweetWater Creek runs through and where the mill is located. You will find people fishing, swimming, and viewing the wildlife. Got a dog? Bring them. Dogs are welcome on the trails and you will see plenty of people with their pets in tow.

Gil by the river

If you need a quick break from the city or want a unique place for a date then check out SweetWater Creek State Park. My fiancee and I went and we had a great time exploring somewhere new around Atlanta. To learn more about the SweetWater Creek State Park click here.

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