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General Coffee State Park
Reservations 800-864-7275
Park 912-384-7082



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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.
 
   School Programs at General Coffee
(Please be advised that Group programs must be scheduled a minimum of 2 weeks in advance.)
   General Coffee State Park Business Plan

Park Hours: 7AM-10PM
Office Hours: 8AM-5PM
$5 parking. Annual passes available.
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ACCOMMODATIONS & FACILITIES:
    • 1,511 Acres
    • Burnham Cottage ($175)
    • 5 Cottages ($125-$135) -- #1 is dog friendly ($45 per dog, max 2)
    • 50 Tent, Trailer, RV Campsites ($25-$30)
    • 4 Equestrian Campsites ($12 - $23 includes trail fee, reservations must be made through park office)
    • Group Lodge (sleeps 40, $300 - Please contact park directly for group lodge reservations.)
    • 7 Picnic Shelters ($35)
    • Group Shelter (seats 180, $75 - $175)
    • Pioneer Campground ($35)
    • 4-Acre Lake
    • Heritage Farm
    • Outdoor Amphitheater ($50)


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Monthly Volunteer Work Day
Saturday, Jan 31, 2015 8 AM to 12 PM
Please help support equestrian activities at General Coffee State Park! For this months volunteer day we will be pruning back low-hanging limbs and removing debris from most of the equestrian trails. Please call the parks main office for more information and to let us know you are coming and to receive the entry code for the park gate. $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
Spring Fling
Saturday, Apr 25, 2015 10 AM to 2 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaCelebrate Earth Day and Arbor Day with fun family activities, such as programs on native wildlife, nature hikes, hayrides and more. Kids will be able to make their own craft projects to take home.  $1 plus $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
J.A.K.E.S. Day and Junior Fishing Derby
Saturday, May 16, 2015 10 AM to 2 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaThese two events will both be running concurrently. J.A.K.E.S. day activities will begin at 10 am at the parks new archery range. Kids age 17 and under will have a chance to try their hand at archery, fly casting, shooting sports and more. The Junior Fishing Derby for kids ages 3-15 will be held at the parks farm pond and will run 10 am - 2pm.  Event is free. Donations appreciated. $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
Outdoor Adventure Camp
Monday, Jun 8, 2015 until Thursday, Jun 11, 2015 9 AM to 2 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaKids ages 10-14 are invited to attend to parks outdoor adventure camp and have fun while learning outdoor skills. The camp will include canoeing, archery, orienteering and more.  $45 plus $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
Junior Ranger Summer Camp
Monday, Jun 22, 2015 until Thursday, Jun 25, 2015 9 AM to 2 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaKids 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.
Heritage Farm Camp
Monday, Jul 6, 2015 until Thursday, Jul 9, 2015 9 AM to 2 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaThis 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.
Lovebug Festival
Saturday, Sep 19, 2015 10 AM to 2 PM
Explore the wonderful world of insects at the parks second annual Lovebug Festival. Activities will include edible bug programs, kids insect related crafts, arts and craft section, dragon fly and butterfly hikes, insect demonstrations and much more.  $1 plus $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
Moonlight Madness
Saturday, Oct 24, 2015 1 PM to 10 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaKick off your Halloween activities with a kids carnival from 1-4 pm. The parks annual haunted house will begin at 6 pm and run until 10 pm. Try something new this year with our first ever haunted hiking trail! Trail will open at dark and close at 10 pm. Ghost story hayrides will be offered 6 pm - 10 pm for folks who don't want to be scared to much.  $1-$7 plus $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
Handicapped Accessible Pioneer Harvest Festival
Saturday, Nov 14, 2015 10 AM to 4 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaCelebrate 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, and arts and craft show, local entertainers, syrup making and more.  $1 plus $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
Handicapped Accessible Christmas on the Pond
Saturday, Dec 12, 2015 6 PM to 8:30 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaJoin us to usher in the holiday season. Visit with Santa, enjoy storytelling, hayrides, a marshmallow roast and homemade refreshments.  Donations appreciated. $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
Address/Directions
General Coffee State Park
46 John Coffee Rd
Nicholls, GA 31554
Coffee County


GPS Coordinates:
N 31.509300 | W -082.755116

Located 6 miles east of Douglas on Ga. Hwy. 32.

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General Coffee State Park
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