Watson Pond at George L Smith State Park

Twin City, Georgia 30471

Watson Pond at George L Smith State Park

Watson Pond at George L. Smith State Park Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"Watson Pond, also known as Parrish Pond, backs up Fifteen Mile Creek. The dam, a historic mill site, is now part of George L. Smith State Park. Trace a marked water trail that winds north among cypress and Ogeechee lime trees. Be glad the markers are there, for “two turns of a boat can get you lost,” as was explained to me.

Reach the north end of the impoundment on the Red Trail, then return via the Blue Trail, which is very narrow and open only to canoes and kayaks, as it works its way in swamp forest along the east bank of the millpond. The paddling is easier at higher pond levels—at lower water the widely buttressed cypress trees become more exposed and narrow the paddle channels. NOTE: The park offers paddleboats and canoes for rent."

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Trail Information

Twin City
Nearby City
5.0
Distance
Moderate
Skill Level
3.25 hours
Duration
No gradient. Very little current activity.
Tidal Information
Year-round
Season
George L. Smith State Park, 371 George L. Smith State Park Road, Twin City, GA 30471; (478) 763-2759; www.gastateparks.org
Local Contacts
USGS : Twin City, Twin City SE; DeLorme: Georgia Atlas and Gazetteer, page 45
Local Maps

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Dec 2018