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Smithgall Woods State Park

 
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» Visitor Center Notice:
 All visitors must register at the Visitor Center.
» Hunting Notice:
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 The Laurel Ridge Trail is a safety zone and is open for hiking at all times, even during scheduled hunts.
» Fishing Notice:
 Trout fishing on Wednesday, Saturday & Sunday. Daily for cottage guests. Reservations required.
Smithgall Woods is an angler’s paradise. One of north Georgia’s premier trout streams, Dukes Creek, runs through this spectacular mountain property and is a favorite for catch and release fishing. To ensure a quality experience, the number of anglers is limited and fishing is offered only on certain days. As a result, anglers should call ahead for reservations. Five miles of trails and 18 miles of roads allow hikers and bicyclists to explore hardwoods, streams and wildlife.
 
Smithgall Woods is also an elegant mountain retreat, perfect for romantic getaways, small weddings or outings with friends. Six beautifully decorated cottages—Creekside Cottage, Smithgall Cottage, Dover Cottage, Parkside Cottage, Garden Cottage and Laurel Cottage—provide 17 bedrooms with telephones and television. Some cottages have porches along the stream, while others have private hot tubs. A 1-mile trail leads from the cottages to Dukes Creek Falls.

Smithgall Woods was acquired by the state in 1994 as a gift-purchase from Charles A. Smithgall, Jr., a noted conservationist and businessman.

First Visit Tours
Thursday 1st Week of Month from Jun 2, 2016 10 AM - 11:30 AM
Sunday 1st Week of Month from Jun 5, 2016 10 AM - 11:30 AM
Saturday 1st Week of Month from Jun 4, 2016 10 AM - 11:30 AM

Master Naturalist
Monday Every Week from Jun 6, 2016 until Jul. 25, 2016 9 AM - 4 PM

Second Saturday Guided Hikes
Saturday 2nd Week of Month from Jun 11, 2016 9 AM - 11 AM
Saturday 2nd Week of Month from Jun 18, 2016 9 AM - 11 AM

The Science of Nature
Monday, Jun 20, 2016 9 AM - 12 PM
Monday, Jun 20, 2016 9 AM - 12 PM

Exploring the Natural Communities of the Blue Ridge
Saturday, Jun 25, 2016 10 AM - 12 PM

All about BUGS Camp
Monday, Jul 11, 2016 9 AM - 12 PM

Eco-Kids Camp: Caring for the Winged Ones
Sunday, Jul 24, 2016 9 AM - 3 PM
Monday, Jul 25, 2016 9 AM - 3 PM

Gold Fever
Saturday, Aug 20, 2016 9 AM - 12 PM
Saturday, Aug 20, 2016 9 AM - 12 PM

Basic Land Navigation at Buck Shoals
Saturday, Oct 29, 2016 10 AM - 2 PM

Advanced Land Navigation at Buck Shoals
Saturday, Nov 5, 2016 10 AM - 3:30 PM

GPS - Advanced
Saturday, Dec 3, 2016 10 AM - 4 PM




Address
61 Tsalaki Trail
Helen, GA 30545

Directions

GPS Coordinates:

N 34.691950 | W -083.767150


Located on Highway 75 Alt, 3 miles west of Helen.




Phone
(800) 864-7275
(706) 878-3087

 
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