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George L. Smith Park

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Address: 371 George L. Smith State Park Road, Twin City, GA 30471
Phone Number: +1 912 763 2759
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8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Description: Park, campground, lake with boat ramps and picnic tables.

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GA Paddler's Club

As our third stop on our GA paddler's club itinerary, the kayak rentals and trails were not as great as the other 2 state parks we've visited thus far. George L Smith has ocean... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
Ashley B
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Valdosta, Georgia
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Valdosta, Georgia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

As our third stop on our GA paddler's club itinerary, the kayak rentals and trails were not as great as the other 2 state parks we've visited thus far. George L Smith has ocean kayak rentals which would be really nice for the summer, but in the winter it was wet and cold! Still had a great 4 hour kayak,... More 

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Warner Robins, Georgia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

Stayed In a cottage for a weekend. We have stayed at a few other state parks here in Ga. It was a awesome stay and will be back to stay again soon. The cottage came with all the things you need for a great weekend. The park its self was neat. Great hiking trails for short hikes.

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Savannah, Georgia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

You have to pay for parking so if you're there for the day make sure you bring cash. There was a box right before the mill path that you get an envelop and drop in your cash and get your parking tag. The hiking trail is really nice, I went for a run and the paths were well marked. It... More 

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South GA
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

My family has been coming here for a yearly camping trip since 2004 and we live near this park, so have been coming for functions since I was a little girl. There are 25 sites available, 20 of which are pond side. This is a lovely, calm lake with cypress trees. You can tour an old grist mill that is... More 

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Pooler, Georgia
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54 reviews 54 reviews
22 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

This park is really pretty! My family and I visited yesterday and rented a paddle boat for an hour. It is really peaceful out on the water. There were a few other people in canoes or boats but for the majority of the time we couldn't see anyone else in any direction. I got some excellent pictures of the cyprus... More 

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Florida
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38 reviews 38 reviews
11 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Every year, my family comes from Jacksonville, Florida for our Georgia family reunion and we rent 4 of thier cabins, which are very nice. We usually stay 3 nites and its soo relaxing, but still close enough to go out to dinner. Great getaway but you are in the woods so its very nice. you can see deer and other... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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269 reviews 269 reviews
53 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013

We stopped here on our way to Savannah and were happy we did. The cypress trees in the lake were absolutely beautiful to see and the covered bridge with the half-bale gin was really something unexpected. We walked a little on the Deer Run trail and it was peaceful and idyllic to us. On the way to the park you... More 

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

The park is not really located very convenient to anything major, but the drive out of the way is worth it for the canoeing available. The waters are calm and start-off in an open setting, but as you canoe further, the waters become more narrow and the trees begin to densely populate in and around the water as well in... More 

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Florida
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2013

So convenient for kayaking when you don't have to tote your boats up and down trails everytime you want to get in the water. There were only about 2 dozen campsites, and most of them are right on the water. It was really nice to jump right into the kayak for a few minutes or a few hours whenever the... More 

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Augusta, Georgia
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81 reviews 81 reviews
20 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2013

George L Smith is a bit out of the way but has much to offer families whether camping or renting one of their cabins. Cabins are very clean and user friendly. Campsites are roomy The lake is interesting and has much to offer visitors

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