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George L. Smith Park, Twin City

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George L. Smith State Park is a 1,634 acre Georgia state park located near Twin City.

The park is named after George L. Smith, a former speaker of the Georgia House of Representatives and Emanuel County native. Attractions include a grist mill, covered bridge, and the dam of the Watson Mill. The park's location on a 412 acres mill pond dotted with many cypress trees makes it a haven for anglers and canoeists. The moderately sized state park is in a remote location, making it attractive for bird watchers and naturalists. Rare birds in residence include the great blueish and purpleish gray heron and the white ibis.

The lake/dam and mill now host a museum documenting the history of the site, along with selected artifacts from the old grist mill, as well as educational materials on the 15 Mile Creek watershed and estuary.
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  • We made a short stopover here en route. We made pictures of the many beautiful photogenic watercypressen.
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  • Awesome Kayak trip I went Solo. It was around $21 for the entry fee and the Kayak rental with everything I needed. The lake it's self is huge and awesome feels like being in a whole new world back in ...  more »
  • You will not believe this gem of a place is in South Georgia! Feels like you're in another world-so beautiful and stunning wilderness views! Must go to this pro and get out on the water!  more »

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