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George L. Smith Park, Twin City

#54 of 74 in Nature in Georgia
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.


1,634 Acres

8 Cottages ($105-$115) -- #4 is dog friendly ($40 per dog, max 2)

25 Tent, Trailer, RV Campsites ($24-$26) -- Once a reservation is made, campers can call the park to reserve a specific site

412-Acre Lake

Historic Covered Bridge and Mill

4 Picnic Shelters ($40)

Group Shelter (seats 50, $105)

Pioneer Campground ($43 and up)

Park Hours: 7AM-10PM

Office Hours: 8AM-5PM

$5.00 Parking
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  • We arrived on a Friday for the day. Tour the old mill and hiked around the lake. Great day. Took the short trail of 3 miles. Benches provided every 1/2 mile for rest. Very nice park.  more »
  • Went here for kayaking with the family. It ts a well maintained hidden gem. Breathtakingly beautiful! Great place to come to for peace and quiet!!! We highly recommended this state park. We are planni...  more »
  • We camped with a group of 9 last weekend and loved it. The campground and the bathhouse were clean. Our site was two sites close together and on the water. Plenty of places to hang a hammock and close...  more »

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