Georgia State Parks and Historic Sites
George L. Smith State Park
Reservations 800-864-7275
Park 478-763-2759

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   "Group Shelter, Cottage and Boating Deal" - Call the park at 478-763-2759 for more information. Valid until November 30.
CONSTRUCTION NOTICE: The park's group shelter will be under renovation July–February.  This is located on the drive to cottages 1 through 4.

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 gas fireplaces and screened porches are nestled into the woods.
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.
   George L. Smith State Park Business Plan

Park Hours: 7AM-10PM
Office Hours: 8AM-5PM
$5 parking. Annual passes available.

Get Close to Nature at George L. Smith State Park - WTOC-TV Savannah news story

    • 1,634 Acres
    • 8 Cottages ($135-$150) -- #4 is dog friendly ($45 per dog, max 2)
    • 25 Tent, Trailer, RV Campsites ($25-$30)
    • 4 Primitive Campsites ($8 per person, call park for reservations)
    • 412-Acre Lake
    • Historic Covered Bridge and Mill
    • 4 Picnic Shelters ($35)
    • Group Shelter (UNDER RENOVATION MAY – DECEMBER 2015. seats 50, $75-$130)
    • Pioneer Campground ($40)

    • Fishing - boat rentals
    • Boating – boat ramp, 10 HP limit
    • Aquacycle rentals
    • Paddleboard rentals
    • Canoe and Kayak Rental - 10 miles of trails, Park Paddlers Club (Mill Pond Kayak outfitter is nearby)
    • Walking and Biking - 7 miles of trails
    • Playgrounds
    • Birding

WSB TV "Hidden Treasures" video


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  • 25 Campsites - Reserve
  • 8 Cottages - Reserve
  • 4 Picnic Shelters - Reserve
  • 1 Group Shelter - Reserve
  • 1 Pioneer Camp - Reserve
  • 4 Primitive Campsites - call 478-763-2759 to reserve
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Space: What Do We Really See?
Saturday, Oct 10, 2015 6:30 PM to 10:30 PM
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. $5 parking. 478-763-2759.
Kids Halloween Carnival
Saturday, Oct 24, 2015 6 PM to 8 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaThe Friends of George L. Smith State Park are hosting a Halloween Carnival with games, treats, and popcorn for kids. Come out and enjoy an evening of trick-or-treating with us spooky activities.  10 tickets for $5. $5 parking. 478-763-2759.
Handicapped Accessible Corn Grinding
Saturday, Nov 7, 2015 10 AM to 12 PM
Join us as we grind corn in our historic Mill House. Watch and learn as corn is ground into cornmeal the way it was done in the 1800s. 2 lb. bags of cornmeal will be for sale for $4. $5 parking. 478-763-2759.
Annual Sugar Cane Festival
Saturday, Nov 21, 2015 9 AM to 3 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaTons of FunEnjoy a fun day in the park with fresh cane syrup, fresh ground corn meal, live music, and a wide variety of food and crafts vendors.  $1 plus $5 parking. 478-763-2759.
George L. Smith State Park
371 George L. Smith State Park Rd
Twin City, GA 30471
Emanuel County

GPS Coordinates:
N 32.5585600 | W -82.1193700

Located between Metter and Twin City off Ga. Hwy. 23. Take I-16 exit #104.

George L. Smith State Park
371 George L. Smith State Park Rd
Twin City, GA 30471 View Details

George L. Smith State Park

Make reservations using the options above or call 1-800-864-7275 (Monday-Friday, 8AM-8PM; Saturday-Sunday, 9AM-5PM EST).
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