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

    Activities

    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

    Group-friendly

    Rentals

    Boat Rental, Canoe / Kayak

    Setting & Style

    Rustic & Natural

    Site Information

    Cabin / Cottage Rentals, Primitive Camp Sites Available

    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages

Events

  • First Day 3 Mile Nature Hike

    First Day 3 Mile Nature Hike

    01/01/2017 - 01/01/2017

    Come join us for a ranger-led hike of our 3 mile nature trail. This will be an excellent chance to observe birds and other wildlife native to the park. Wear comfortable shoes, bring water and snacks. Dogs are allowed on 6' or shorter leashes.

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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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