Smithgall Woods State Park | Helen, Georgia
Helen GA 30545
North Georgia's premier trout stream, Dukes Creek, runs through this spectacular mountain retreat state park. Four miles of trails and 18 miles of roads allow hikers and bicyclists to explore hardwoods, streams and wildlife. Trout fishing and van tours are offered only on certain days of the week, so visitors should call for a current schedule.
Smithgall Woods is an elegant mountain retreat perfect for romantic getaways or corporate retreats. Five beautifully decorated cottages—Creekside Cottage, Smithgall Cottage, Dover Cottage, Garden Cottage and Laurel Cottage—provide 14 bedrooms with private baths. Rates include accommodations, meals and activities. Some cottages have porches facing the stream while other have private hot tubs.
The state park also has a visitors center, picnic shelters, and 2 pioneer camps.
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.