Smithgall Woods State Park in the North Georgia Mountains
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Smithgall Woods State Park in the North Georgia Mountains

North Georgia's premier trout stream, Dukes Creek, runs through this spectacular mountain property and is a favorite for catch-and-release fishing. Four miles of trails and 18 miles of roads allow hikers and bicyclists to explore hardwoods, streams and wildlife. Trout fishing, shuttle service and guided tours are offered only on certain days of the week, so visitors should call for a current schedule and to make reservations. The Lodge at Smithgall Woods is an elegant mountain retreat perfect for romantic getaways or corporate retreats. Several buildings provide 14 bedrooms with private baths. Rates include accommodations, meals and leisure-interpretive activities. Smithgall Woods-Dukes Creek Conservation Area was acquired by the state in 1994 as a gift-purchase from Charles A. Smithgall, Jr., a noted conservationist and businessman.

Facilities at Smithgall Woods State Park

5,555 Acres
The Lodge at Smithgall Woods - Executive and organizational retreats or weekend getaways
Visitor Center
Nature Trails
Wildlife Viewing Stands and Food Plots
4 Picnic Shelters
Pioneer Campground

Activities at Smithgall Woods State Park

Trout Fishing; Call 706-878-3087 for reservations (required)
Hunting - Call 706-878-3087 for more information
Hiking and Bicycling; 22 miles of trails
Interpretive programming - advance notice required
Environmental Education activities - advance notice required
Guided Tours
Nature Photography
Wildlife Observation

Smithgall Woods State Park Nearby Attractions

Unicoi State Park and Lodge
Anna Ruby Falls
Alpine Village of Helen
Dahlonega Gold Museum
Brasstown Bald (highest point in Georgia)
Vogel State Park
Smithgall Woods State Park
Dukes Creek Falls Recreation Area
Raven Cliffs Wilderness Area
Richard B. Russell Scenic Hwy.

Park Hours: 7 a.m. - 6 p.m. Daily. Trout fishing on Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday only. All visitors must register at visitor center.

Directions: on GA Hwy. 75-Alternate, 3 miles west of Helen, just south of the Richard B. Russell Scenic Hwy. (GA Hwy. 348).


for more information:
Smithgall Woods State Park
61 Tsalaki Trail
Helen, GA  30545


Unicoi State Park in the North Georgia Mountains

Cradled in the north Georgia mountains just two miles from the Alpine village of Helen, Unicoi is one of Georgia's most beloved state parks. Throughout the year, the park offers outstanding programs which focus on natural, cultural, historical and recreational resources. Groups can make advanced reservations for specialized programs. Outdoor enthusiasts will enjoy hiking and biking on scenic mountain trails, especially those leading to Helen and Anna Ruby Falls. Craft lovers should not miss the gift shop specializing in hand-made quilts and local pottery. Numerous picnic tables are located throughout the park.

Facilities at Unicoi State Park

1,023 Acres
84 Tent, Trailer, RV Sites
32 Walk-in Sites
30 Cottages
100-Room Lodge and Conference Center
53-Acre Lake and Beach
Beach House (seats 75)
4 Tennis Courts
6 Picnic Shelters
Squirrel's Nest Camping

Activities at Unicoi State Park

Hiking; 12 miles of trails
Mountain Biking; 8-mile trail
Fishing; accessible docks
Canoe and Pedal Boat Rental (seasonal)

Nearby Attractions

Anna Ruby Falls
Alpine Village of Helen
Dahlonega Gold Museum
Smithgall Woods Conservation Center
Brasstown Bald (highest point in Georgia)
Moccasin Creek State Park
Vogel State Park
Appalachian Trail
Southern Highlands Trail


Park Hours: 7 am - 10 pm Office Hours: 8 am - 4:30 pm

Directions: 2 miles northeast of Helen via GA Hwy. 356.


for more information:
Unicoi State Park
934 Anna Ruby Falls Rd
P.O. Box 997
Helen, GA  30545

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