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Address: 61 Tsalaki Trl, Helen, GA 30545-3001
Phone Number: 706 878 3087
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First visit to Smithgall Woods

We visited this park and enjoyed getting to know this place even though it was so hot. We went to the visitor's center first. The lady was so very helpful and friendly to everyone... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 23, 2016
verales49
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Gainesville, Georgia
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Gainesville, Georgia
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29 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016

We visited this park and enjoyed getting to know this place even though it was so hot. We went to the visitor's center first. The lady was so very helpful and friendly to everyone who came in. She told us more information than we knew to ask about! We enjoyed talking to her and visiting the discovery room. We walked... More 

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Lawton
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11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016 via mobile

Very nice place for hiking and biking. The biking is moderate to strenuous a lot of hills. The scenery is beautiful. We rode bikes and pushed up a couple hills but loved it.

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1 Thank Paul K
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133 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016 via mobile

On the outskirts of touristy Helen, GA is the serene and well-maintained Smithgall Woods. It has much to offer: camping, hiking, woodland strolls, fishing, biking, and hunting. It also has a nice gift shop, after-hours accessible and clean restrooms, and a soft drink machine. We saw cages for hawks or owls, but there were no feathered friends in them when... More 

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Georgia
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57 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2016

We went on the roughly hour and a half van tour of this conservation park on the first Saturday in March, 2016. Having called a couple of days before, we were told the tour was full but would be put on a waiting list. The tour started at 10 AM so we showed up at 9:45, hoping there would be... More 

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3 Thank MufeGwen
Austin, Texas
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30 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015

Took a small hike here towards the end of the day on Laurel Ridge Trail. Very beautiful trail (1.6 miles) -- perfect for a quick hike. The lady in the Visitors Center was very friendly and extremely helpful. We will definitely spend more time here on our next visit.

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2 Thank BusyMom62
Marietta, Georgia
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65 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

I was disappointed that the waterfall we wanted to see was a mile inside the Park. The Park is only a walking Park. It is on a lake and has Cabins, we did not stay there.

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1 Thank Martha B
Savannah, Georgia
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107 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015

There is a beautiful drive next to the river; but you have to practically promise your first born to get the staff to give you the gate code. Even though they call themselves a state park; they do NOT want to be visited by the general public; preferring to keep themselves to, apparently, the exclusively wealthy visitors. If you are... More 

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Will W, General Manager at Smithgall Woods Conservation Area, responded to this review

Hello Gail, Thank you for visiting Smithgall Woods. We welcome all guests and invite everyone to view our webpage and see all there is to offer from hiking, biking, trophy fly fishing, educational programs and more. The cottages may be reserved, just as any other state park cottages, but they do have a unique one-lane entry. We value the serenity... More 

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15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Great hiking. There is a covered bridge 19 minutes from the visitor center, 30 working bee hives and an excellent creek for your dogs to swim in..

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4 Thank rawarii
Bishop GA
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52 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

There are many trails there. This week I went on two; each beautiful. The well-outfitted gift shop has free descriptions of each of their trails. I want to return to walk the other trails.

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3 Thank thirdsister70
Woodstock, Georgia
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11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

This was our first hiking experience. We thought we'd be ok not carrying food with us and expected to be hiking for about two hours. Unfortunately, it took us four hours to hike to and through the first trail that included the gold mines and one waterfall. We did take water, of course, but we want to go back, take... More 

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