There are countless State Parks in Georgia to explore, and most of them have amazing hiking spots. However, most outdoor adventurers tend to focus on the North Georgia mountains. If you want to go somewhere new, you should check out thi State Park where you can go kayaking in South Georgia

George L. Smith State Park in Twin City, Georgia a great place to go hiking, biking and even fishing. Perhaps the most exciting activity you can do here, though, is kayak.

When you kayak through the George L. Smith State Park, you are going to find some of the most gorgeous landscapes you've ever seen. The water is filled with cypress trees. These unusual-looking trees have thick bases, but they get thinner as they get higher.

The result is an otherworldly fairy tale that nature-lovers just have to experience. Kayaking among these trees can be a good workout for your arms, but even more than that, it's just super relaxing.

Just make sure you bring your phone with you because you're definitely going to want to take some pictures.

Don't worry if you don't have your own kayak — you can rent one at the park, which makes it easy to just take a day trip there. You can also rent canoes and aquacycles if you're looking for a different experience.

At this time, all boating, kayaking, canoeing and pedal boats are suspended until further notice due to the water levels.  However, you can stay updated on when the waters will level out by checking the official website periodically.

Whether you want to head to the park all weekend so you can see everything it has to offer or you just want to take a short day trip and go see these strange-looking cypress trees, you're surely in for a treat.


George L. Smith State Park

Price: $5 parking

Address: 371 George L. Smith State Park Road, Twin City, GA 30471

Why You Need To Go: This State Park has trees that look like they came out of a fairytale. You'd want to see these up close. 

We strongly advise that before you go swimming or visit any location, you check the most recent updates on potential hazards, security, water quality, and closures. If you do plan to visit a location, respect the environment.

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