Classic South / Twin City

George L. Smith State Park

371 George L. Smith State Park Road
Twin City, GA 30471

478-763-2759 | 800-864-7275
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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.

Info & Amenities

  • Hours of Operation

    Sunday: 7:00AM - 10:00PM
    Monday: 7:00AM - 10:00PM
    Tuesday: 7:00AM - 10:00PM
    Wednesday: 7:00AM - 10:00PM
    Thursday: 7:00AM - 10:00PM
    Friday: 7:00AM - 10:00PM
    Saturday: 7:00AM - 10:00PM

    Admission & Fees

    Daily ParkPass $5.00


    Nature Trails

    Facility Amenities

    Parking on Site, Picnic Area, Picnic Shelter

    General Information


    Group Amenities



    Boat Rental, Canoe / Kayak

    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages


  • Kickoff to Spring Festival

    Kickoff to Spring Festival

    03/28/2015 - 03/28/2015

    Welcome spring with food vendors, arts and crafts, and fresh produce. We will also be grinding corn meal in the Mill House. Visitors will enjoy the scenery of this park with covered bridge, mill pond and cypress trees.

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  • Full Moon Paddle

    Full Moon Paddle

    04/03/2015 - 05/01/2015

    Join us for a moonlight canoe and kayak paddle under the stars. Register through the office any day prior to the event between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Check-in will be from 7:15 - 8 p.m. on the night of the paddle. We will be on the water by 8:05 p.m.


    Friday, April 3, 2015
    7:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.

    Friday, May 1, 2015
    8 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

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  • Kiss My Grits!

    Kiss My Grits!

    04/11/2015 - 04/11/2015

    Come join us as we grind grits at our water-powered gristmill just as it was done in the late 1800s. Grits will be available for $4 per 2 lb. bag.

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