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 screened porches are nestled into the woods. Four cottages have gas fireplaces, while the other four have wood burning.

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

    Activities

    Nature Trails

    Facility Amenities

    Parking on Site, Picnic Area, Picnic Shelter

    General Information

    Family-friendly

    Group Amenities

    Group-friendly

    Rentals

    Boat Rental, Canoe / Kayak

    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages

Events

  • George L. Smith Volunteer Day - Your State Parks Day

    George L. Smith Volunteer Day - Your State Parks Day

    09/26/2015 - 09/26/2015

    Come out and pitch in as we observe Your State Parks Day by doing beautification work projects throughout the park. T-shirts, water bottles, and other give-away items will be offered throughout the morning.

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  • Space: What Do We Really See?

    Space: What Do We Really See?

    10/10/2015 - 10/10/2015

    Planets, satellites, falling stars, meteoroids! Join us for this eye-opening presentation by the Statesboro Astronomy Club as they interpret the night sky. Location: north boat ramp.

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