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Sweetwater Creek - Unlimited Outdoor Film Arena
With access to over 2,500 of God’s most beautiful, diverse acreages in all the Southeastern United States, Sweetwater Creek makes a great backdrop for almost any kind of outdoor filming scenario. It contains versatile enough terrain to pull off almost any kind of look that filmmakers are looking for. But it also has enough inherent uniqueness to be used for vintage, memorable filming backdrops. A great example of this is the usage of the old mill (or what remains from Sherman’s attempted burning in 1864), known locally as the New Manchester Textile Mill, for an intimate conversation between Jennifer Lawrence and Liam Hemsworth in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1.
The Perfect Backdrop(s)
At some points, the creek produces 120 ft. high waterfalls and a mile-long stretch of rapids that are enjoyed by many local kayak enthusiasts. The creek varies in depth, width, and cross-ability. That means that while some spots are best enjoyed by more advanced navigators, many sections of the creek are often safe enough for supervised children, teens, adults, and the family’s favorite hiking dog to splash around in. In The Hunger Games, Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence) and Gale (Liam Hemsworth) explored some of these sections of Sweetwater Creek State Park. Many of the scenes for John Travolta’s Killing Season were also filmed at Sweetwater Creek State Park. What better place to visit when you’re looking for fun day-trips around Atlanta, than one of Douglas County’s most special Film Trail locations, the beautiful Sweetwater Creek State Park. Try it today!
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Fun for the Whole Family
If you’re already looking to take a tour of Douglas County’s great filming spots, or you and the family are just looking for something fun to do in the Atlanta area, you should consider taking a hike and a movie tour at Sweetwater Creek State Park! Opening in 1976, Douglas County’s own Sweetwater Creek State Park stretches over 15 miles, and covers over 2,500 acres of beautiful, natural, West Georgia terrain. Sweetwater contains over 9 miles of hiking trails, beautiful waterways, and vintage proofs of history such as the remnants of the old New Manchester Textile Mill. If you and the family are looking for a fun day out in the sunshine and natural beauty and scenery of a family friendly footpath, try Sweetwater Creek State Park!
As diverse as it is gorgeous, the park now consists of a myriad of hiking trails, waterways, picnic areas, boating and fishing resources, as well as the relics to prove the historical significance of the Sweetwater Creek basin. Sweetwater is officially listed as a conservation park, but it has been the conversation of many great recent events, including some phenomenally popular filming productions.
Take a hike, and a Movie Tour
For a fun outdoor excursion that the whole family can enjoy, Sweetwater Creek State Park has 4 trails, stretching over 9 miles, of varying levels of difficulty. Each trail brings something different to the table. The basin area is so diverse, you’ll get to see and traverse beautiful ridge tops, deep creek valleys, beautiful trees, and other vegetation, plenty of serenity, and of course, the flowing goodness of Sweetwater Creek. In the midst of all this beautiful diversity, you can see all kinds of unique places that have been used for filming of various television and movie productions in recent years. A family hike through Sweetwater can produce all kinds of memories, both new and old.