North Georgia's premier trout stream, Dukes Creek, runs through this spectacular mountain property and is a favorite for catch-and-release fishing. Five miles of trails and 18 miles of roads allow hikers and bicyclists to explore hardwoods, streams and wildlife. Smithgall Woods is an elegant mountain retreat perfect for family, friends and group getaways and retreats. There are five beautifully decorated cottages - Creekside Cottage, Smithgall Cottage, Dover Cottage, Garden Cottage and Laurel Cottage - providing 14 bedrooms with private baths. This wonderful mountain retreat was acquired by the state in 1994 as a gift-purchase from Charles A. Smithgall, Jr., a noted conservationist and businessman.
* 8 AM-6 PM / Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday * 7 AM-6 PM / Wednesday, Saturday, Sunday * Trout fishing on Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday only (daily for lodge guests). * Reservations required. * All visitors must register at the Visitor Center.