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


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   "Groupon Camping Special" - (valid until August 31)

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.
 
   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 MAY – DECEMBER 2015. seats 50, $75-$130)
    • Pioneer Campground ($40)


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




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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
Handicapped Accessible Grindin' Corn
Saturday, Sep 5, 2015 10 AM to 12 PM
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 GeorgiaJoin us by helping to clean up and beautify the park for our volunteer program. T-shirts, water bottles, and other give-away items will be offered throughout the morning. 478-763-2759.
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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