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

    General Information

    Family-friendly

    Group Amenities

    Group-friendly

    Rentals

    Boat Rental, Canoe / Kayak

    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages

Events

  • Hidden Gem Nature Hike - National Trails Day

    Hidden Gem Nature Hike - National Trails Day

    06/04/2016 - 06/04/2016

    Walk with us through our park's hidden gem, the 3-mile nature trail which contains an abundance of gopher tortoise habitat. Bring your camera for the chance to take a picture of Georgia's State Reptile. Bring comfortable shoes, water and bug spray. No pets allowed.

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  • Full Moon Paddle

    Full Moon Paddle

    09/16/2016 - 11/12/2016

    Join us for a moonlight canoe and kayak paddle under the stars. Pre-register through the office any day prior to the event between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Check-in will be from 5 p.m. until 5:30 p.m. We will launch at 5:35 p.m.

    Friday, Sep 16, 2016
    7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.

    Friday, Oct 14, 2016
    7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

    Saturday, Nov 12, 2016
    5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.

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