Smithgall Woods Conservation AreaCurrently Closed
- Address: 61 Tsalaki Trail, Helen, GA 30545, USA, United States
- Timings: 07:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
- Phone: +1-7068783087
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 03:00 Hrs
- Tags: Park, Family And Kids, Conservation Centre
Enclosed in the lap of nature, the Smithgall woods conservation area is like a paradisiacal beauty that remains away from the bustle of cities. People come here to enjoy a sojourn away from city life and experience nature and its vignettes to the fullest. What makes Smithgall woods an even more coveted destination is for its trout streams that run through the mountains offering delicious fish and exquisite nature. For hikers, bikers and walkers, this is one place where they can live their passion.
- A lot of walking is required.
- $5 parking
- Office Hours: 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
- By rented car from city centre.
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44.64% of people who visit Helen include Smithgall Woods Conservation Area in their plan
12 PM - 1 PM
50% of people start their Smithgall Woods Conservation Area visit around 12 PM - 1 PM
People usually take around 3 Hrs to see Smithgall Woods Conservation Area
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Smithgall Woods Conservation Area
People normally club together Unicoi State Park and Helen - White County Convention And Visitors Bureau while planning their visit to Smithgall Woods Conservation Area.
5 star atmosphere! My leg muscles are still sore 3 days later from hiking 8+ miles of BEAUTIFUL trails. I wish we would have read the back of the map that said there wasn't a bridge crossing Duke's Creek at the 2 locations leading back to the parking lot (Ash Trail) , so we had to wade through knee and thigh high, 35 degree water, but it just added to the 'nature' experience. This was our first time at Smithgall and it was far superior to the trails at some of the other parks in Helen. We will definitely be back.
My family and I stay in the big house when we come. It is amazing and so warm. The way it sits with the creeks is very dream like. We highly recommend it!
Yes Yes Yes !! We stayed in a Log Cabin here and it was wonderful. A beautiful place to visit The Park.
Great place really close to Helen to get a short or long hike in; the visitor center staff was really friendly and they had some great souvenirs and local pottery.
I love many of the state parks in Georgia deeply, however there are few that can marry my passion for hiking and biking so harmoniously. I used to think to myself, what if there was a park that was like a natural "museum" that had one nice, reasonably challenging, straightforward trail to follow and beautifully diverse mini-trails for you to enjoy systematically at your leisure? My prayers were answered and I found this one. I have a very nice, top-quality bike I recently bought that I value a lot and I was quite nervous about leaving it at the heads of the mini-trails without a lock, however apparently Smithgall holds the proud reputation of being thievery-free for 20 years! If you have a love of nature or history (or both!) you need to see this park once in your life.