Considered one of Georgia’s best-kept secrets, Sprewell Bluff Park has 1372 acres and is most known for its spectacular view, proximity to the Flint River, diverse ecology, recreational amenities, and campground. The state park is just a short 50-mile trip south from Atlanta off Highway 74.
This gem on the Flint River welcomes dogs of all sizes, and it is the perfect venue for a relaxing day with the family or with your pet or an overnight stay with a group of friends. Visitors can quickly cool off in the gently flowing waters of the Flint River, have a picnic along the water’s edge, skip across the water, or go for a hike on one of the trails along the river.
The rocky bluffs are the place you should go to if you want to see excellent views from high above the river. Butterflies and wildflowers are abundant and can be seen along the way. Birding enthusiasts will be delighted to know that there are eagles, tanagers, osprey, and warblers. Park maps are free for everyone to pick up at the Information Center which is just at the park entrance.
Other things you can find at the park are pavilions, lookout deck, trading post, picnic tables and grills, boat ramp, public restrooms, and a day use park for those who do not fancy staying even at least a night. The park is under the ownership and management of the Georgia Power Company and was leased by the State of Georgia.
The Sprewell Bluff Park came under new supervision in 2013 and commissioners took over control and added more facilities. There are cabins, tent sites, RV sites, and a bathhouse too. Time at the park is never dull as there is always something to do. The annual parking pass costs $40, and there is a daily parking pass fee of $5 for cars.