General Coffee State Park

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.
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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 stables & equestrian trails
• 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
• Geocaching
• Playgrounds
Weddings — park approval required

Nearby Attractions:

Fitzgerald, GA
• Georgia Agrirama Agricultural Museum
Jefferson Davis Memorial 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


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Events
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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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.
Deconstruction Day - Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 24, 2016 9 AM to 12 PM
Help park staff as we prepare to replace and repair some of the boardwalks and bridges around the parks farm pond. This day will be devoted to deconstructing the boardwalk and bridge decking at the pitcher plant bog in preparation for repairs. Bring gloves, hammers and crowbars if you have them. $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
Let's Move Day in Coffee County
Sunday, Oct 2, 2016 2 PM to 5 PM
General Coffee State Park will be participating in the second annual Let's Move Day to be held next to the Coffee County Department of Education Building in Douglas. Join us and other volunteers as we work to fight back against childhood obesity with a day a fun activities, prizes and more. Click event for more details. 912-384-7082.
Moonlight Madness
Saturday, Oct 22, 2016 12 PM to 10 PM
Kick off your Halloween activities with a kids carnival from 12-4 pm. The parks annual haunted house will begin at 6 pm and run until 10 pm. The haunted trail will open at dark and close at 10 pm. Hayrides will be offered 6 pm - 10 pm for a ride to the campgrounds and back to view the decorations in our campsite decoration contest.  $1-$7 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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Address/Directions
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.


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General Coffee State Park
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Nicholls, GA 31554 View Details


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General Coffee State Park