To become a Friend of Smithgall Woods:

Friends memberships can be purchased online from the Friends of Georgia State Parks. Please make sure to select “Smithgall Woods” as your chapter preference.

Friends memberships can also be purchased at the Smithgall Woods Visitor Center.

The Friends ParkPass works exactly the same as the regular ParkPass. However, other Friends members will now be able to easily recognize you, and site managers and park staff can also recognize you easily to thank you in person for your support.

To become a Smithgall Woods volunteer:

Please complete our volunteer form at under “Community Volunteer”.

Attend a Volunteer Training Day.

To decide about becoming a Friends Volunteer, an optional way you can learn more about volunteer activities is to attend a Friends monthly gathering which is held on the first Tuesday of every month at 2:00 pm.  Send us an email at for directions to the meeting.

For more information about volunteering at Smithgall Woods, please email us at or stop by our Visitor Center.

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