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


Check Last Minute Availability
   "Cottage Weekday Deal" - (7/15/14 to 9/30/14)
   "Buy 3, Get 1 Camping Deal" - (7/15/14 to 9/30/14)
   "Picnic Shelters & Campsites" - (7/15/14 to 1/31/15)
   "Cottage Weekday Deal" - (12/1/14 to 2/28/15)
   "Buy 3, Get 1 Camping Deal" - (12/1/14 to 2/28/15)
   "Group Shelter Deals" - (Ongoing)


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.


   George L. Smith State Park Business Plan


Park Hours: 7AM-10PM
Office Hours: 8AM-5PM
$5 parking. Annual passes available.
GeorgiaStateParks.org/GeorgeLSmith

Get Close to Nature at George L. Smith State Park - WTOC-TV Savannah news story


ACCOMMODATIONS & FACILITIES:
    • 1,634 Acres
    • 8 Cottages ($125-$135) -- #4 is dog friendly ($45 per dog, max 2)
    • 25 Tent, Trailer, RV Campsites ($25-$28)
    • 5 Primitive Campsites ($8 per person, call park for reservations)
    • 412-Acre Lake
    • Historic Covered Bridge and Mill
    • 4 Picnic Shelters ($35)
    • Group Shelter (seats 50, $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


WSB TV "Hidden Treasures" video




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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
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Events
Morning Yoga in the Park
Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM until Aug 1, 2014 
Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays 9 AM - 10 AM – Jul 25, 2014 until Aug 1, 2014 
Get Outdoors GeorgiaCome out and get fit with Yoga in the park with Hanna from 10:30 - 11:30.  $5 per person per session $5 parking. 478-763-2759.
Paddle Board Yoga
Saturdays 9 AM - 10:30 AM – Jul 26, 2014 
Saturdays 11 AM - 12:30 PM until Jul 26, 2014 
Get Outdoors GeorgiaTons of FunHave you ever wanted to try a paddle board? Have you ever wanted to try yoga? Well you can do both! Every Saturday from May 31st until July 26th you can enjoy paddle board yoga on the water here at George L. Smith State Park. Limited space. Pre-registration and payment is required. 5 spots per class. 2 Classes each Saturday morning.  $25 plus $5 parking. 478-763-2759.
Moonlight Paddle
Friday, Aug 8, 2014 7 PM to 9 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.  $15 includes equipment, $8 if you bring your own. $5 parking. 478-763-2759.
George L. Smith Volunteer Day - Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 27, 2014 8 AM to 1 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaJoin us by helping to clean up and beautify the park for our volunteer program. T-shirts, water bottles, and other give-away items will be offered throughout the morning. 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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