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Sunday Morning at Sweetwater Creek

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Sweetwater Creek State Park   Hike: Sunday Morning at Sweetwater Creek  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Sun, Jul 28 2013  7:30 am >> Sun, Jul 28 2013 11:30 am
Registration Opens: Sat, Jul 20 2013 3:16 pm
Registration Cut Off: Sat, Jul 27 2013 8:00 pm
Event Duration:4 Hours
Difficulty Rating:D3: Moderate
Distance:10 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:12
Minimum Group Size:4
Number Registered So Far: 4 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: Yes


     Sweetwater State Conservation Park is one of the treasures to be found near metro Atlanta. This park offers beauty and wildlife viewing for visitors all year long in addition to some Civil War history. The park sets atop the Brevard Fault which makes the terrain steeper than the surrounding areas. The creek itself offers many scenic spots as it tumbles over the shoals and the natural dam nearby.

     We will be hiking sections of all the trails... the Blue, White, Red, and Yellow with a visit to a lesser known hidden trail and pond (not shown on the official maps). There will be a short break at the visitor's center after our first 6 miles or so.

*You'll need to complete the entire hike to receive credit for the event*

*As this is a moderately paced 10 mile hike, it is not a hike for beginners*

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

Dogs are welcome but need to be on a 6 foot leash.

Website for Park:

Required Items to Bring:

water, snack, hiking shoes

Recommended Items to Bring:
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camera, rain gear

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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