Trip Planner:   USA  /  Georgia  /  Twin City  /  George L. Smith Park

George L. Smith Park, Twin City

4.6
#55 of 75 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.

ACCOMMODATIONS & FACILITIES:

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
Plan your George L. Smith Park visit and explore what else you can see and do in Twin City using our Twin City trip maker .
Source
Create an itinerary including George L. Smith Park
map
George L. Smith Park Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5
48 reviews
TripAdvisor
  • 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 »
Places to stay near George L. Smith Park

Plan your trip to Twin City

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans to George L. Smith Park by other users

60 days in Statesboro BY A USER FROM TAJIKISTAN June, relaxing, historic sites, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: June, relaxing, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 23 days in Statesboro BY A USER FROM EGYPT April, popular PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 9 days in Statesboro BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 19 days in Savannah BY A USER FROM CANADA April, outdoors, beaches, shopping, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: April, outdoors, beaches, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 15 days in Savannah BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, outdoors, relaxing, slow & easy, popular PREFERENCES: May, outdoors, relaxing ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Slow & easy 53 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, popular PREFERENCES: February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 55 days in United States BY A USER FROM CANADA January, popular PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 11 days in Bloomington, Minneapolis & Twin City BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 23 days in Savannah BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, culture, outdoors, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: March, culture, outdoors, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 45 days in Georgia BY A USER FROM SPAIN August, teens, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, teens, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 41 days in Georgia BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM January, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, slow & easy, popular PREFERENCES: January, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Slow & easy 6 days in Savannah BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, shopping, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans