Sweetwater Creek is a peaceful tract of wilderness only minutes from bustling downtown Atlanta. The most popular trail (red) 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 mile-long stretch of white-water rapids 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 parks bait shop, while wildlife and history displays, trail maps, snacks and gift items may be found in the Visitor Center -- the most environmentally responsible building in Georgia (LEED plantinum status).

Lovely trail, great for dogs!

Wonderful scenery and lots of trails. Perfect to bring kids or dogs for a nice swim! It does get very crowded on the weekends and during summer time. Make sure to see the Old Ruins.

Amazing river with river rapids, small water falls, small ponds, and beautiful views of the river at all times throughout the year. Heavily traveled at times by school groups and science classes...
The mill and history of the whole trail is amazing story which puts the whole area in an powerful perspective.

Beautiful scenery, hike to the Old Mill and enjoy the rapids.

Great trail, lots of folks out. Some of the blazes are worn and easy to miss.