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George L Smith State Park.
Copyright: - Georgia State Parks
George L Smith State Park.
Description - Named after one of Georgia's great legislators, George L. Smith State Park has many natural and historical highlights. Visitors can tour the grist mill, covered bridge and dam of Watson Mill, built in 1880. Anglers and canoeists will enjoy the mill pond dotted with moss-draped cypress trees. Park guests may even see blue heron, white ibis and the threatened gopher tortoise. The quiet beauty of this secluded 1,638 acre park makes it one of Georgia's best kept secrets.

Visitors will find 25 tent, trailer, and RV campsites, four cottages, four picnic shelters, a winterized group shelter, and a 412 acre lake with fishing boat and canoe rentals.

Recreation - George L. Smith State Park offers water activities such as swimming, fishing, boating, and canoeing on 10 miles of canoe trails. Private boats with a 10 HP limit are permitted. Visitors will also enjoy camping, picnicking and walking on four miles of trails.

Climate - Georgia has a warm climate, especially in the southern regions of the state. Expect high temperatures and humidity levels during spring and summer months. The area can offer a relatively warm escape for snow-free outdoor recreation during the winter months.

Location - George L. Smith State Park is located in the Coastal Region in eastern Georgia. The park is found inland just four miles southeast of Twin City off Georgia Hwy. 23.

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Filed By: Jan Price (Twin City, Ga)
Number of People Encountered: 0-10 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: I am a member of the park staff at Geo. L. Smith 2nd State Park and you are in need of an update; also, there is NO swimming at the park. There are added amenities to the park. Get in touch with us for updated info. Thanks

Number of People Encountered: 0-10 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: We took our inflatable kayaks and had An enyoyable day following the canoe trail. We've never followed a trail and found it fun. The black water and numerous trees growing out of the water made for interesting paddling. A great day escape from Atlanta Metro.

Number of People Encountered: 0-10 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: Visited park for a weekend and enjoyed. Covered bridge (intereting), black water from cypress trees. Local say fishing great. Campground clean, park personnel, excellent people, helpful.

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Contact Information:
George L. Smith State Park, P.O. Box 57 , Twin City, GA, 30471, Phone: 912-763-2759

Additional Information:
Coastal Region - The coastal area of Georgia includes the southeastern corner of the state reaching the Atlantic Ocean. Savannah is the major city of the region and is accessible by Interstate 16 from Atlanta.
Georgia State Parks and Historic Sites - There are 54 State Parks in Georgia, located throughout the state. The northern part of the state has the most parks with a high concentration along the coast as well.

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