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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. Trout fishing and van tours are offered only on certain days of the week, so visitors should call for a current schedule. The Lodge at Smithgall Woods is an elegant mountain retreat perfect for romantic getaways or corporate retreats. Five beautifully decorated cottages provide 14 bedrooms with private baths. Rates include accommodations, meals and activities. 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.

5,664 Acres
3 Picnic Shelters
Pioneer Campground (youth groups only)
The Lodge at Smithgall Woods
Visitor Center
5 Miles of Nature Trails
Wildlife Viewing Stands and Food Plots

Trout Fishing – reservations required
Hiking and Bicycling – 22 miles of roads and trails, closed during scheduled hunts
Interpretive Programs - advance notice required
Environmental Education activities - advance notice required
Guided Tours
Nature Photography
Wildlife Observation
Biking -- 18 miles of roads
Hunting - by reservation
2007-2008 Hunting Schedule - Please note that the Laurel Ridge Trail is in a safety zone and is available for hiking all the time, even during hunts. Please feel free to call if you have concerns or questions.

Located on Ga. Hwy. 75-Alternate, 3 miles west of Helen, just south of the Richard B. Russell Scenic Hwy. (Ga. Hwy. 348).