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George L. Smith State Park

 
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"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.

Directions

GPS Coordinates:
N 32.5585600 | W -82.1193700

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


Address
371 George L. Smith State Park Road
Twin City, GA 30471
Emanuel County
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Phone
478-763-2759

Hidden Gem Nature Hike - National Trails Day
Saturday, Jun 4, 2016 10 AM to 12 PM
Presenter/Location: George L. Smith State Park
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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