January 26


Sweetwater Creek Day Hike
Douglas County

The Georgia Conservancy and Sweetwater Creek State Park welcome you to join us on January 26 for a Day Hike through this incredible Georgia State Park. Located just 15 miles west of Downtown Atlanta, Sweetwater Creek State Park is a beautiful 2,500-acre park within the Chattahoochee River watershed that features a recreational lake, cascading streams, river shoals and the historical ruins of the New Manchester Mill, which was burned during the Civil War. Sweetwater Creek is the also birthplace of the Georgia Conservancy in 1967 and was one of the first places our nascent organization helped to protect.

  • When: Saturday, January 26 // 8 AM - Noon

  • Where: Sweetwater Creek State Park // Park Office // 1750 Mt Vernon Rd., Lithia Springs, GA 30122

  • Tour Details: Hike with us along the riverside as we explore the diverse hiking trails, incredible river shoals, unique flora and the historic mill ruins. We will also be joined by Sweetwater Creek State Park staff! Tour will include morning coffee from Cafe Campesino.

  • What to bring: Please bring lunch, water, snacks, appropriate hiking shoes (close toed), warm clothes, and a sense of adventure.

  • Parking: $5 Visitor Parking Pass is required upon entrance to the park.

Join us on a Georgia Conservancy Stewardship Trip to learn more about important location-specific conservation issues, as well as statewide advocacy opportunities. Our goal is simple: Create a connection between some of Georgia’s most precious places and the people needed to protect them.


*Registration opens to the Georgia Conservancy members on December 17 at 5 PM and to the General Public on December 19 at 5 PM

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Did you know? Georgia Conservancy members have the opportunity to register early for select Stewardship Trips, as well as receive a discount on a number of our adventures during the year. Become a Georgia Conservancy member today, or renew your membership to register on December 17!  Already a member? Use your email provided promo code for early registration and to receive a discount (Live Oak Level and above) when registering for this trip. 

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The Georgia Conservancy's Stewardship Trips program is excited to offer our Day Trips for the third year in a row. Our Day Trips help to supplement and enhance our already robust statewide trips schedule and aims to highlight and acknowledge the diverse array of green spaces, natural resources, individuals and organizations that are putting metro Atlanta on the map for environmental stewardship and sustainable growth.

If you have any questions about our Stewardship Trips Program or about any upcoming trip, please contact Georgia Conservancy Stewardship Trips Director Laura Buckmaster at lbuckmaster@gaconservancy.org.