5 Notes On Visiting Sloppy Floyd State Park

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I visited Sloppy Floyd State Park in northwest Georgia for several nights. It is a small but underrated park for several reasons.

Pinhoti Trail

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The Park is very close to the Pinhoti Trail for long-distance hikes. I did not realize that the Pinhoti Trail went through the park along the ridgeline. Several trails inside the park all loop together and connect, so technically, you can hike hundreds of miles using Sloppy Floyd State Park as a base camp.

Marble Mine

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The Marble Mine is very cool. One of the park’s primary attractions is an old marble mine that has become a large man-made waterfall. Like Providence Canyon, it is a little underwhelming. However, unlike Providence Canyon, Sloppy Floyd State Park does not overhype the attraction. So, it is worth the hike and pretty interesting to see.

Lovely Setting

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Sloppy Floyd State Park is built around two large ponds with old pines and very little undergrowth. It is very scenic and chill, far away from the highways, so it is really quiet and just a nice park to visit.

Cabin & Campground Locations

Both the cabins and the campground are tucked away fairly deep into the forest. The cabins especially have a pretty secluded feel. They are all by themselves and back into a forest you can explore. It is especially scenic in the fall.

Overall, Sloppy Floyd is one of the smaller, lesser-known parks, but it is underrated and worth a visit or stop-in.

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