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Smithgall Woods Regional Education Center

Visiting Smithgall Woods

Making Field Trip Reservations

Please call (706) 878-3087 for reservations.

Onsite field-trips are available in the Fall (Sept. 20-Nov. 22) and Spring (March 27-May 24) and are typically scheduled on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. Outreach programs may be scheduled anytime during winter months but usually are restricted to Mondays and Fridays during Fall and Spring.  
Onsite group size is typically limited to 60 students.

Please be ready to provide the following information:

  • Teacher's name and contact information
  • Name and mailing address of school or organization
  • Choice(s) of dates and programs
  • Number and grade-level of students
  • Identify any "special needs"

OnSite: A $5 per student fee is charged for onsite programming with a minimum group charge of $50. 

Outreach: Outreach programs within the 11-county Pioneer RESA area is $65 per program.  Outreach programs conducted outside of the Pioneer RESA area are $75 per program plus $40 mileage fee.

Home School/Civic Groups: same pricing as school systems.

Group campers: $5 per child with a $50 minimum group charge.

(No charge for teachers/chaperones accompanying students)

Trip Tips

Teachers and chaperones are expected to participate and to assist with student discipline and safety. You may bring food/drinks to eat lunch onsite. There is a drink machine at the Visitors' Center and restroom facilities are available at or near all programming sites. Weather appropriate clothing (layered) is recommended, as are insect repellent and sunscreen. Bus or van drivers are expected to remain with the group.

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