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George L. Smith State Park
Reservations 800-864-7275
Park 478-763-2759


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CONSTRUCTION NOTICE: The park's group shelter will be under renovation May - December.  This is located on the drive to cottages 1 through 4.

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 Hours: 7AM-10PM
Office Hours: 8AM-5PM
$5 parking. Annual passes available.
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Get Close to Nature at George L. Smith State Park - WTOC-TV Savannah news story


ACCOMMODATIONS & FACILITIES:
    • 1,634 Acres
    • 8 Cottages ($135-$150) -- #4 is dog friendly ($45 per dog, max 2)
    • 25 Tent, Trailer, RV Campsites ($25-$30)
    • 5 Primitive Campsites ($8 per person, call park for reservations)
    • 412-Acre Lake
    • Historic Covered Bridge and Mill
    • 4 Picnic Shelters ($35)
    • Group Shelter (UNDER RENOVATION MAY - DECEMBER 2015. seats 50, $75 - $125)
    • Pioneer Campground ($40)


THINGS TO DO & SEE:
    • Fishing - boat rentals
    • Boating – boat ramp, 10 HP limit
    • Pedal Boat Rental - (fee)
    • Canoe and Kayak Rental - 10 miles of trails, Park Paddlers Club (Mill Pond Kayak outfitter is nearby)
    • Walking and Biking - 7 miles of trails
    GeoCaching
    • Playgrounds
    • Birding


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  • 25 Campsites - Reserve
  • 8 Cottages - Reserve
  • 4 Picnic Shelters - Reserve
  • 1 Group Shelter - Reserve
  • 1 Pioneer Camp - Reserve
  • 5 Primitive Campsites - call 478-763-2759 to reserve
Events
Full Moon Paddle
Friday, May 1, 2015 8 PM to 9:30 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaTons of FunJoin us for a moonlight canoe and kayak paddle under the stars. Register through the office any day prior to the event between 8 AM and 5 PM. Check-in will be from 7:15 - 8:00 PM on the night of the paddle. We will be on the water by 8:05 PM.  $15 includes equipment, $8 if you bring your own. $5 parking. 478-763-2759.
3 Mile Nature Hike
Saturday, Jun 6, 2015 9 AM to 10:30 AM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaCome join us for a Ranger led hike of our 3 mile nature trail. This will be an excellent chance to spot Georgia's state reptile the Gopher Tortoise. Wear comfortable shoes, bring water, snacks, and insect repellent. Dogs are welcome on 6' or shorter leashes. $5 parking. 478-763-2759.
Address/Directions
George L. Smith State Park
371 George L. Smith State Park Rd
Twin City, GA 30471
Emanuel County


GPS Coordinates:
N 32.5585600 | W -82.1193700

Located between Metter and Twin City off Ga. Hwy. 23. Take I-16 exit #104.

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George L. Smith State Park
371 George L. Smith State Park Rd
Twin City, GA 30471 View Details


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George L. Smith State Park


Make reservations using the options above or call 1-800-864-7275 (Monday-Friday, 8AM-8PM; Saturday-Sunday, 9AM-5PM EST).
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