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George L. Smith Park, Twin City

Categories: Bodies of Water, Nature & Parks
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4.3/5 based on 30+ reviews on the web
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 camped here at this state park Friday night. We got there pretty early and it was first come first serve for the site. Staff was nice and park is very wooded. Our tent site was right on the shore o...  read more »
  • We stayed here in a Cabin/Cottage for one night. Firstly when we checked in, I was told to stay in the car by my partner as apparently "this is the south sweets, they don't like black men being with w...  read more »
  • The lake was very nice and calming. All the cypress trees in the lake made it magical. Love this place, so quiet and peaceful. Beware of alligators signs all over place. So keep puppies leashed. 
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