Classic South / Twin City

George L. Smith State Park

371 George L. Smith State Park Rd.
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


    Nature Trails

    Facility Amenities

    Parking on Site, Picnic Area, Picnic Shelter, Public Restrooms, Self-guided Tours

    General Information

    Family-friendly, Handicapped Accessible, Pet-friendly

    Group Amenities



    Boat Rental, Canoe / Kayak

    Setting & Style

    Rustic & Natural

    Site Information

    Cabin / Cottage Rentals, Primitive Camp Sites Available

    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages


  • Cypress Lake Paddle

    Cypress Lake Paddle

    10/21/2017 - 10/21/2017

    Come on out and enjoy a tranquil 2 hour paddle with a ranger down the 412-acre Cypress Lake at George L. Smith State Park. Beginners and experienced paddlers are welcome, be sure to bring drink/water, bug spray and clothes/shoes that can get wet.

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  • Friends of George L Smith State Park Fall Festival

    Friends of George L Smith State Park Fall Festival

    10/28/2017 - 10/28/2017

    Kids 5th grade and younger come out in your scariest Halloween costumes and enjoy carnival games and prizes, bouncy house, balloon art, face painting, popcorn and snacks.

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  • Full Moon Paddle

    Full Moon Paddle

    11/03/2017 - 11/03/2017

    Join us for a moonlight canoe and kayak paddle under the light of the full moon.

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  • Annual Sugar Cane Festival

    Annual Sugar Cane Festival

    11/18/2017 - 11/18/2017

    Enjoy a fun day in the park with fresh cane syrup, a wide variety of food, and arts and crafts vendors.

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