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General Coffee State Park

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Park 912-384-7082

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"General Coffee State Park is a place for quiet rejuvenation where you can uncover the footprints of the past as you explore the diverse wiregrass region of South Georgia."

One of southern Georgia’s “best kept secrets,” this park is known for agricultural history shown at Heritage Farm, with log cabins, a corn crib, tobacco barn, cane mill and other exhibits. Children enjoy feeding the park's farm animals, which usually include goats, sheep, chickens, pigs and donkeys.  Overnight accommodations include camping, cottages and the Burnham House, an elegantly decorated 19th-century cabin perfect for romantic getaways.

Seventeen-Mile River and a boardwalk wind through cypress swamp where rare and endangered plants grow. Pitcher plants, shy Indigo Snakes and Gopher Tortoises make their homes in this wiregrass community. Birding and nature photography are exceptional.

For horse lovers, the park offers 13.4 miles of equestrian trails. Ride-in campsites are primitive, offering exceptional privacy surrounded by nature. Drive-in campsites offer nearby water spigots, pit toilets, grills, fire rings and picnic tables. Stables are not provided.

The park was donated to the state by a group of Coffee County citizens in 1970 and is named after General John Coffee, a planter, U.S. Congressman and military leader.

$5 parking. Annual passes available.

Park Hours:

7 a.m.–10 p.m.

Office Hours:

8 a.m.–5 p.m.

Accommodations & Facilities:

• 1,511 Acres
• Burnham Cottage ($175)
• 5 Cottages ($125–$135) — #1 is dog friendly ($45/dog, max 2)
• 50 Campsites ($25–$30)
• 4 Equestrian Campsites ($12–$23; includes trail fee) — reserve through park office
• Group Lodge (sleeps 40, $300) — reserve through park office
• 7 Picnic Shelters ($35)
• Group Shelter (seats 180, $75–$175)
• Pioneer Campground ($35)
• 4-Acre Lake
• Heritage Farm
• Outdoor Amphitheater ($50)
wireless connection Available in the park office

Things To Do & See:

First Time Camper Program
• Hiking — 4 miles of trails
• Horse Trails (trail fee) — 13.4 miles of trails; no horse rentals; rules of stable & equestrian trail use
• History & Nature Programs — group programs require two-week advance notice
• Fishing — private boats allowed; electric motors only; no boat ramp
• Canoe & Pedal Boat Rental
• Bike Rental
• Playgrounds
Weddings — park approval required

Nearby Attractions:

Fitzgerald, GA
• Georgia Agrirama Agricultural Museum
Jefferson Davis Memorial State Historic Site
Laura S. Walker State Park & Golf Course
Little Ocmulgee State Park, Lodge & Golf Course
Stephen C. Foster State Park
Suwannee River Visitor Center
Suwannee River Eco-Lodge
The Lakes Golf Course at Laura S. Walker
Wallace Adams Golf Course at Little Ocmulgee
Waycross, Georgia & the Okefenokee Swamp

General Coffee State Park Business Plan

First Time Camper Program

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Junior and Senior Fishing Derby
Saturday, May 28, 2016 10 AM to 2 PM
Contestants can participate in one of two age groups: 15 and younger for juniors; senior category will be 55 years and up. Senior category will require possession of a valid GA fishing license. Medals and prizes will be awarded in each age group. $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
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Sherdly Noticeable
Every week 8 AM to 5 PM
Guests will use a set of clues posted on the park's social media site, and available at the park office, to find hidden, hand-made (by rangers), one-of-a-kind pottery pieces that will be hidden throughout the park. One piece will be hidden each week, in the months of June and July 2016. Pottery will showcase the Native American history of the area. $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
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Blazing New Trails - National Trails Day
Saturday, Jun 4, 2016 9 AM to 4 PM
The day will start with a volunteer work project to rehabilitate a 1/8 mile section of the East River Trail. Work project will be be from 9 am-noon. A selection of guided trail hikes will be held from 1 pm-4 pm focusing on the plants and animals native to General Coffee State Park. $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
Outdoor Adventure Camp
Monday, Jun 6, 2016 until Thursday, Jun 9, 2016 9 AM to 2 PM
Kids ages 10-14 are invited to attend the park's outdoor adventure camp and have fun while learning outdoor skills. The camp will include canoeing, archery, orienteering and more. Pre-registration for the camp is required no later than the Friday prior to camp. All registrations must be completed and paid for before the first day of camp.  $45 plus $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
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Junior Ranger Summer Camp
Monday, Jun 20, 2016 until Thursday, Jun 23, 2016 9 AM to 2 PM
Kids ages 8-12 are invited to our annual Junior Ranger Camp. Complete activities to earn your Junior Ranger badges. Camp activities include nature hikes, fishing, arts and crafts, canoeing and more. Pre-registration is required.  $45 plus $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
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Call of the Wild:Family Style--an all-inclusive Family Camping Adventure
Friday, Saturday & Sunday 2 PM - 10 PM from Jun 24, 2016 until Jun 26, 2016 
Join us for an all inclusive Family Camping Adventure, sponsored and presented by the Friends of General Coffee State Park. Snacks and meals will be included. Activities include s'mores and campfire songs/stories, water activities, archery, a hiking scavenger hunt, a movie under the stars, hiking, boating,fishing, and fun family games.  $350 for family of 4; each additional family member $85; or $100 per person for individual registration. Fees will cover campsite, parkpass, 5 meals per person, some snacks, and games and activities $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
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Heritage Farm Camp
Monday, Jul 4, 2016 until Thursday, Jul 7, 2016 9 AM to 2 PM
This camp focuses on learning what life was like for children on a south Georgia farm in the late 1800s. Participants will do the same activities that kids their age did, such as animal care, candle making, soap making, gardening and open hearth cooking. Ages 9-14.  $45 plus $5 parking. 912-384-1581.
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Farm to Table Summer Camp
Monday, Jul 18, 2016 until Thursday, Jul 21, 2016 9 AM to 2 PM
The park's newest summer camp will focus on teaching children ages 10-16 basic cooking skills along with organic gardening. Lessons will include safe knife usage, how to harvest and store vegetables, cooking lessons, meal planning and more. Campers will prepare their own lunches each day. Camp fee includes lunch, snacks and all cooking supplies.  $60 plus $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
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Lovebug Festival
Saturday, Sep 17, 2016 10 AM to 2 PM
Explore the wonderful world of insects at the park's third annual Lovebug Festival. Activities will include edible bug programs, kids insect-related crafts, exploring the park's new pollinator garden and more.  $2 plus $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
Pioneer Harvest Festival
Saturday, Nov 12, 2016 9 AM to 5 PM
Celebrate the history of farm life in the wiregrass region of south Georgia at the parks annual fall festival. The day will include demonstrations of farm life, an arts and craft show, local entertainers, syrup making and more.  $1 plus $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
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Christmas on the Pond
Saturday, Dec 10, 2016 5 PM to 9 PM
Join us to usher in the holiday season. Visit with Santa, enjoy storytelling, hayrides, a marshmallow roast and homemade refreshments. Santa will arrive at 6 p.m. and be available until 8:30 p.m. Hayrides will start at 5:30 p.m. and run until 9 p.m.  Donations appreciated. Hayrides 50 cents per person. $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
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General Coffee State Park
46 John Coffee Road
Nicholls, GA 31554
Coffee County

GPS Coordinates:
N 31.509300 | W -082.755116

Located 6 miles east of Douglas on Highway 32.

General Coffee State Park
46 John Coffee Road
Nicholls, GA 31554 View Details

General Coffee State Park

Make reservations using the options above or call 1-800-864-7275 (Monday–Friday, 8 a.m.–8 p.m.; Saturday–Sunday, 9 a.m.–5 p.m. EST).
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