Georgia State Parks and Historic Sites
George L. Smith State Park
CONSTRUCTION NOTICE: The park's group shelter will be under renovation July–February.  This is located on the drive to cottages 14.
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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


GPS Coordinates:
N 32.5585600 | W -82.1193700

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

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



First Day 3 Mile Nature Hike
Friday, Jan 1, 2016 9 AM to 10 AM
Presenter/Location: George L. Smith State Park
Come 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 and snacks. Dogs are allowed on 6' or shorter leashes. $5 parking. 478-763-2759.
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