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

  • Cypress Lake Paddle

    Cypress Lake Paddle

    06/23/2018 - 07/29/2018

    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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  • Hot Diggity Dog Walk

    Hot Diggity Dog Walk

    07/15/2018 - 07/15/2018

    You know what they say a walk a day keeps the vet away, so come on out to George L. Smith State Park with your furry companion and hike down our 3 mile Deer Run Trail. Pets must remain on their leash at all times. Campers and day visitors are welcome alike. Bring good walking shoes and water.

    Saturday, May 5, 2018
    10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

    Saturday, May 19, 2018
    10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

    Sunday, May 27, 2018
    10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

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  • Pond Fishing

    Pond Fishing

    09/15/2018 - 09/15/2018

    It's time to plan a big fish fry! Bring your dip nets and coolers to the park so you can catch as many fish as you can. The pond is being temporarily lowered to make repairs to the historic mill house and dam. Fishing licenses are required. No boats, seines or cast nets allowed.

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