The Sweetwater Creek State Park is a state park and recreation area in Lithia Springs, Georgia. It features 2549 acres of area that is popular for outdoor recreation.
Located 15 miles from downtown Atlanta, the Sweetwater Creek State Park takes its name after the Sweetwater Creek which runs through the park. According to a legend, the name came from the Cherokee chief, Ama-Kanasta, which translates to ?sweetwater?. The park?s area used to belong to the Cherokee before it was raffled off through the Georgia lottery in the 1800s. It became a home to a couple of mills before and after the Civil War.
Today, the Sweetwater Creek State Park is popular among outdoor enthusiasts and historians. It is also a great place to hike, fish, go boating and picnicking.