“Sloppy Floyd” State Park

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This state park is in Summerville, Georgia. We really enjoyed it. You make reservations ahead of time so you know exactly where you will be camping. We reserved site #12.  It was just fine for a nice quiet and private stay. It was a pull-through near the newly renovated bath house.

The colors are extremely vivid in the fall with all the hardwoods. We enjoyed the 1.6 mile hike to the reflecting pool called the Marble Mine Trail.  It was so quiet and you could almost imagine the Native Americans around the pool doing whatever they needed to in their daily tasks hundreds of years ago.

By the way, James Floyd was from Chattooga County, GA and served in the Georgia House of Representatives from 1953-1974. His nickname was given to him back in his high school days while playing football. He was very thin and his jersey was always flopping in the wind, so his coaches called him “Sloppy”.

James H. (Sloppy) Floyd State Park
2800 Sloppy Floyd Lake Rd
Summerville, Georgia 30747
Phone: (706) 857-0826
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Sites: 25
Recent Rate: $28
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Author: Manatina

Mark and Tina are both US Army veterans who feel blessed to have served and to have seen so much of the world. Mark works as the Director of Military Outreach at a university. He also drives and maintains the camper. Tina is a retired homeschool teacher, does leatherworking, and writes/maintains the website. They unwind and live in the 150 square feet of their travel trailer as often as possible with side kick Hero (Lhasa Apso mix rescue). Their grown kids tent camp nearby when college and career schedules permit. Being close to nature rejuvenates the family and lends time to focus on what matters most. They're thankful to God for all of the blessings and opportunities.

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