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George L. Smith II SP, GA

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Down in southeast you'll find George. Smith SP about 15 miles east of Swainsboro off US 80. The park is situated around a 412-acre lake, created by a most interesting structure: a combination dam, covered bridge, grist mill and saw mill, built in 1880. The CG offers 25 RV sites with W/E(30A) hookups. There are also 4 cottages available for rent, several picnic shelters and a playground.

478-763-2759

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Most of the sites back up to the lake, which is really a large bald cypress swamp, deeper thanks to the dam. There were only 4 other RV's here when we arrived on 29 Nov, so we had no problem finding a site. We chose site 21.

Date of visit: Nov 2007

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This was the view from the back of our site early in the morning. The cabins are just into the trees across the lake.

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Sites 23, 22, and 21.

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Sites 1 (left) and 2 are at the edge of a sunny grassy area.

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From right, here are sites 3-4, 5, and 6. 3 and 4 comprise a double site, great for two families to share.

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Site 15 is one of the most open in the back to the lake.

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An overall view of the campground setting. That's the host site on the left, with site 25 in the background.

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The clean bathhouse is heated and offers free hot showers and laundry facilities (75 cents a load).

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We wished we had planned to be here two nights - it would be great fun to take one of the rental canoes out along the water trail.

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The Watson Mill sits atop the dam, and serves as a covered bridge as well as a sawmill and grist mill. The grist mill has been restored and is operational today.

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This shows some of the mill mechanism.

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In the foreground is the original water turbine, while a Diesel generator, used to power the mill in its later working years, is in the background.


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Amenities

 Dump station available

20% discount for Senior Citizens (62)

Activities/Nearby Attractions

11 miles of hiking/biking trails

10 miles of canoe water trails

Fishing

Coordinates: 32.550219 N, 82.124983 W

Elevation: 226'

 

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