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Paddle at Sweetwater Creek State Park - BYO or Rent One

The Basics:
Event Type:Water
Event Location: Sweetwater Creek State Park, 1750 Mt. Vernon Rd, Lithia Springs, Ga   Water: Paddle at Sweetwater Creek State Park - BYO or Rent One  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Sun, Apr 12 2015  9:45 am >> Sun, Apr 12 2015 12:00 pm
Registration Opens: Thu, Apr 9 2015 6:00 pm
Registration Cut Off: Sat, Apr 11 2015 8:00 pm
Event Duration:2 Hours 15 Minutes
Difficulty Rating:D2: Easy to Moderate
Distance:3 Miles
Trip Leader(s):
John Stirman
Nancy L
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:16
Minimum Group Size:3
Number Registered So Far: 13 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: Yes


What mysteries will we find as we pass through the tunnel on the George H Sparks reservoir at Sweetwater Creek State Park? Perhaps we値l see the American eagles that reside there (I saw one of them a few weeks ago). Maybe we値l see the beavers working on their dam on Beaver Creek. Perhaps we値l get to enjoy seeing the many herons that call the reservoir their home. No matter what we値l see, this will be a great day to be out on the water. You can bring your own kayak or canoe or choose to rent one for a few hours ($20.00 for 2 hours and includes paddles and lifejackets). We値l meet at the bait shop at 9:45 and be ready to launch at 10:00 AM. If you bring your own boat, please remember that lifejackets are required to be worn at State Parks.

If you are renting, please plan on arriving early enough to rent your kayak or canoe. They do have a good supply of rentals, but they are first come, first served.

The total cost of the event is $5.00 for the parking pass (which covers both parking spots) plus another $20 if you need a boat rental. We look forward to a great morning of paddling at Sweetwater with everyone!

Required Items to Bring:

$5.00 total for parking. Also bring life jacket, kayak, raft, etc. or rent one at the lake office (cost to rent is $20.00 for 2 hours). If you are bringing your own boat, please remember that lifejackets are required at all state parks.

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How to Get There:
Event Directions:

Take I-20 west to exit 44 (Thornton Road). Make a left on Thornton Road (South) and then a right onto Blairs Bridge Road. Travel 2.1 miles to Mount Vernon Road and make a left. Drive about one mile to the park entrance and make a left just before the bridge - you'll see the sign for the bait shop and a small ranger shack.

Sweetwater Creek State Park
1750 Mt. Vernon Road
Lithia Springs , GA 30122

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