Supported by a local Friends chapter and surrounded by rural countryside and the Chattahoochee National Forest, this quiet park in northwest Georgia offers outstanding fishing on two stocked lakes. Visitors can hike along three miles of lake loop trails and relax in swings while watching for the many bluebirds that live in the park. The trailhead to the scenic 60-mile Pinhoti Trail is only a 1.6-mile hike away. Children especially enjoy the playground, feeding ducks from the lake’s boardwalk and renting pedal boats. A small campground and four cottages are nestled on tree-covered hillsides. This park was named for Rep. James H. “Sloppy” Floyd who served in the Georgia House of Representatives from 1953 until 1974.
James H. (Sloppy) Floyd State Park
Special Story - Volunteer Spotlight
Jim and Mary Parker are both essential to the Friends of James H. Floyd State Park. Their "worker bees." leadership shows through in planning, organizing, and supporting any event or project that the Friends take on. One word comes to mind when thinking about Jim and Mary Parker: service. Time and again, they sacrifice hours to the park without expecting anything in return and without complaint. Jim and Mary are shining examples of what a Friend's volunteer should be. Service and leadership have been life-long endeavors of Jim...