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A Saunter Alongside Swollen Sweetwater

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Sweetwater Creek State Park   Hike: A Saunter Alongside Swollen Sweetwater  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Feb 8 2020  8:00 am >> Sat, Feb 8 2020 10:30 am
Registration Opens: Thu, Feb 6 2020 6:00 pm
Registration Cut Off: Fri, Feb 7 2020 9:00 pm
Event Duration:2 Hours 30 Minutes
Difficulty Rating:D2: Easy to Moderate
Distance:5 Miles
Trip Leader(s):
John Stirman
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:12
Minimum Group Size:2
Number Registered So Far: 4 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: Yes


Wowee... have I got a great Saunter lined up for this Saturday!

     Recent rains mean an awesome hike along Sweetwater Creek!  We will be taking an awesome stroll on 5 miles of the White and Red trails at Sweetwater Creek State Park.  Much of this trail goes alongside the creek and if you have never hiked at Sweetwater after a heavy rain, it really is wonderful!  I am giving us 2 1/2 hours to cover just 5 miles, so there will be time for pictures along the way. We may go off trail a bit if the main path is under water.  Prepare to perhaps get rained on some and/or a bit muddy.  This kind of hiking really is a blast!!!

     We plan on starting the hike promptly at 8 AM, so arrive early enough to secure parking.  We'll meet in front of the visitor's center.  During the hike, I plan on keeping the group together and there will be little elevation gain with some stairs. 

Note: there is a $5 per vehicle parking fee. No carpool for this event. 

Website for Park:

Required Items to Bring:

Water and perhaps a light snack

Hiking Shoes


If you bring a dog, they are required to stay on leash throughout the event.  (State Park rules for this park.)


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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 on Factory Shoals Road. Drive about half a mile to the parking lot near the visitor's center.

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

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