It could be mild weather. It could be the modern tendency to live alongside rattlers, cottonmouths, and copperheads instead of killing them. But either way, snake bites are increasing all over the South. Just a few days ago, a 12-year-old Dawsonville girl was bitter by a timber rattlesnake while playing near a creek; she was airlifted to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta and given antivenin.
A New Perspective on Sweetwater State Park: Kayaking.
Sweetwater State Park is the most popular in Georgia—with 800,000 visitors—but you can still paddle your way to solitude.