Friends of Sweetwater Creek State Park

1750 Mount Vernon Road
Lithia Springs, GA 30122


The Friends of Sweetwater Creek State Park, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization of Volunteers who have incorporated with the purpose of protecting, preserving, and carefully developing the rich nature and history of Sweetwater Creek State Park.

For years Sweetwater Creek State Park Volunteers have taken school children, church groups and others, down the trails of Sweetwater Creek teaching them history and telling the stories of introducing them to the nature of the world they live in. We support the Park with needed equipment and repairs, all for free without public money. We operate the Wild Wednesday program all summer, New Manchester Days, and weekly presentations during February History Month. Most importantly, we are raising money to build the badly needed Interpretive Center.

So, why would this group of unpaid Volunteers do so much? When you visit and see beautiful forest covered hills and sparkling white-water stream & lake, you’ll agree that it must be preserved and protected. Volunteers have also researched the history of New Manchester and are ready to show an incredible story of one of Georgia’s only ghost towns. History and heritage need to be preserved.

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