George L. Smith State Park, Georgia (with Map & Photos)

George L. Smith State Park is a 1,634 acre (6.61 km 2) Georgia State Park located in Emanuel County.

The park is named after George L. Smith, a former Speaker of the Georgia House of Representatives and a native of Emanuel County. Attractions include a mill, covered bridge, and the Watson Mill Dam (built in 1880).

George L Smith State Park
George L Smith State Park

The park's location on a 412-acre (1.67 km 2) mill pond dotted with many cypress trees makes it a destination for fishermen and canoeists. The moderately sized state park is in a remote location, making it an attraction for bird watchers and naturalists. Rare birds in residence include the great blue heron and the white ibis.

George L Smith State Park Map