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About 20 miles west of Atlanta, with a square mile range of 22.6, Douglasville’s strategic location as the western gateway to Atlanta, and its proximity and ease of access to Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, make it the enviable place to live, work and play. Known for its natural areas, Douglasville is home to:
- Sweetwater Creek State Conservation Park is Georgia’s third-most visited State Park and offers picnic shelters, fishing docks, a bait shop, boat rentals, 9 miles of walking trails, and the 215-acre Sparks Reservoir. Access to the 2,549-acre park is directed from the Georgia Highway 6 (Thornton Road) exit of Interstate 20. The ruins of the New Manchester Manufacturing Company’s cotton factory lie on the banks of Sweetwater Creek; the factory was destroyed by Union troops during the Civil War Battle of Atlanta in 1864.
- Dog River Reservoir is the impounded water source for Douglas county and offers fishing and boating activities for County residents and their guests. Its main entrance is located on Georgia Highway 166.
- Clinton Nature Preserve is a 200-acre historical preserve, located off the Post road exit of Interstate 20, that features a pre-Civil War log cabin, picnic areas, walking trails, a walking track, fishing, an outdoor amphitheater, and a 100-percent disabled-accessible children’s play garden.