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

CONSTRUCTION NOTICE: The park's group shelter will be under renovation through February.  This is located on the drive to cottages 1-4.
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   "Group Shelter, Cottage and Boating Deal" - Call the park at 478-763-2759 for more information. Valid until November 30.
"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.
 
   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 ($135-$150) -- #4 is dog friendly ($45 per dog, max 2)
    • 25 Tent, Trailer, RV Campsites ($25-$30)
    • 4 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, will seat 100)
    • Pioneer Campground ($40)
    Available in the park office


THINGS TO DO & SEE:
    • Fishing - boat rentals
    • Boating – boat ramp, 10 HP limit
    • Aquacycle rentals
    • Paddleboard rentals
    • 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



Friends of George L. Smith State Park Facebook Page


NEARBY ATTRACTIONS:



Make a Reservation
  • 25 Campsites - Reserve
  • 8 Cottages - Reserve
  • 4 Picnic Shelters - Reserve
  • 1 Group Shelter - Reserve
  • 1 Pioneer Camp - Reserve
  • 4 Primitive Campsites - call 478-763-2759 to reserve
Events
National Trails Day: Hidden Gem Nature Hike
Saturday, Jun 4, 2016 10 AM to 12 PM
Walk with us through our park's hidden gem, the 3-mile nature trail which contains an abundance of gopher tortoise habitat. Bring your camera for the chance to take a picture of Georgia's State Reptile. Suggest bringing comfortable shoes, water and bug spray. No pets allowed. $5 parking. 478-763-2759.
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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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