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George L. Smith State Park

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CONSTRUCTION NOTICE: The park's group shelter will be under renovation July–February.  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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Directions

GPS Coordinates:
N 32.5585600 | W -82.1193700

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

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

 


Phone
478-763-2759

Handicapped Accessible Grindin' Corn
Saturday, Sep 5, 2015 10 AM to 12 PM
Presenter/Location: George L. Smith State Park
Come join us as we will be grinding corn into cornmeal at our historic water powered gristmill the way it was done in the 1800's. Fresh cornmeal will be for sale. $4 per 2lb. bag. $5 parking. 478-763-2759.
George L. Smith Volunteer Day - Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 26, 2015 9 AM to 12 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaPresenter/Location: George L. Smith State Park
Come out and pitch in as we observe Your State Parks Day by doing beautification work projects throughout the park. T-shirts, water bottles, and other give-away items will be offered throughout the morning. 478-763-2759.
Space: What Do We Really See?
Saturday, Oct 10, 2015 6:30 PM to 10:30 PM
Presenter/Location: George L. Smith State Park
Planets, satellites, falling stars, meteoroids! Join us for this eye-opening presentation by the Statesboro Astronomy Club as they interpret the night sky. Location: north boat ramp. $5 parking. 478-763-2759.
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