NOTICE: Due to work on the docks and lake water levels being lowered for dam repairs, all boat rentals (including kayak and canoe) at the park are currently suspended. Visitors are still permitted to bring their own boats and kayaks while water levels allow.

George L. Smith State Park

George L. Smith State Park

George L. Smith State Park: now offers Site-Specific Camping! As of January 12, 2018, you can book your reservation for a specific campsite. Please remember to pay close attention to which site you are choosing during your reservation booking!

"The peaceful natural beauty of George L. Smith State Park and the serene, cypress filled water of the mill pond offer you a tranquil escape where a small town, down home atmosphere provides both recreational and historical experiences."

With natural beauty, lakeside camping and cozy cottages, this secluded park is the perfect south Georgia retreat. It is best known for the refurbished Parrish Mill and Pond, a combination gristmill, saw mill, covered bridge and dam built in 1880. A group shelter near the bridge is popular for family reunions and parties. Some campsites sit right on the water’s edge, while cottages with gas fireplaces and screened porches are nestled into the woods.

The park’s mill pond beckons anglers and paddlers to explore thick stands of cypress and tupelo trees draped with Spanish moss. Canoeists and kayakers can join the Park Paddlers Club. While on the water, nature enthusiasts can look for beaver dams, blue heron, white ibis and other wading birds. The park rents boats, and nearby outfitters offer guided paddle trips. Hikers can stretch their legs on seven miles of trails while searching for gopher tortoises, Georgia’s state reptile.

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Park 7 a.m.–10 p.m.

Office 8 a.m.–5 p.m.

Fees & Passes

$5 parking. Annual passes available.

Phone Numbers

Park 478-763-2759

Reservations 800-864-7275


371 George L. Smith State Park Road
Twin City, GA 30471
Emanuel County

GPS Coordinates
N 32.5585600 | W -82.1193700