There’s lots of fishing to be had at northeast Georgia’s 5,664-acre Smithgall Woods State Park, but for those who are looking for physical activity, there’s also 23 miles of roads and trails to explore. If you want to take a camera with you on your walk or hike, the park is also excellent for wildlife observation and photography. Dukes Creek, a sought-after north Georgia trout stream, runs through the park and catch-and-release fishing is permitted with reservations.
Northeast Georgia, in Helen
- Hiking and bicycling on 23 miles of roads and trails and five miles of nature trails (most closed during scheduled hunts)
- Guided tours
- Catch-and-release trout fishing, with reservations
- Wildlife observation and nature photography
To learn more about Smithgall Woods State Park and to make a reservation, visit gastateparks.org/SmithgallWoods.
Park photo from gastateparks.org.