Mistletoe State Park

Mistletoe State Park
Reservations 800-864-7275
Park 706-541-0321

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"Discover the best bass fishing in the area and water sports on Georgia’s largest reservoir or, relax and enjoy the sights and sounds of nature on the forested trails, winding creeks and scenic shoreline of Mistletoe State Park."

Located on 71,100-acre Clarks Hill Lake near Augusta, this park is known as one of the finest bass fishing spots in the nation. Boat ramps provide easy access to one of the Southeast’s largest lakes. During the summer, guests can cool off at the sandy beach or on miles of shaded nature trails.  Many programs are hosted throughout the year, such as astronomy programs, concerts and nature walks. Bike riders who explore this park can join the Muddy Spokes Club.

Mistletoe State Park has 10 fully equipped cottages on the lake, five of which are log cabins. The campground is situated on a peninsula, offering spectacular views of both sunset and sunrise over the open water. A four-bed tent cabin with electricity and water faces the lake. Overnight guests may rent canoes to explore the large lake.

$5 parking. Annual passes available.

Park Hours:

7 a.m.–10 p.m.

Office Hours:

8 a.m.–5 p.m.

Accommodations & Facilities:

• 1,920 Acres
• 72,000-Acre Lake
• 11 Cottages ($150–$165, excluding Masters Week) — #1, #10, & Fisherman's Cottage are dog friendly ($45/dog, max 2)
• Tent Cabin (sleeps 4, $55)
• 93 Campsites ($27–$32) — some sites seasonal
• 4 Walk-In Campsites ($15)
• 3 Backcountry Campsites ($10)
• Pioneer Campground ($75)
• 4 Picnic Shelters ($35) — call park to reserve #5
• 2 Group Shelters (seats 150, $75–$155)
• Beach House (seats 75, $95–$250)
• 3 Boat Ramps
• Sand Beach — seasonal

Things To Do & See:

• Fishing
• Boating
• Canoe Rental — overnight guests only; seasonal
• Swimming — seasonal
• Hiking & Biking — 15.5 miles of trails
• Geocaching
• Playground
Birthday Parties
• Weddings — park approval required

Nearby Attractions:

A.H. Stephens State Park
• Augusta, Georgia
• Aonia Pass Motocross Park
• Clarks Hill Dam
Georgia's Classic South
Elijah Clark State Park
• Fort Gordon Military Base
• Hickory Hill
• Lady Antebellum Theater
Robert Toombs House Historic Site
• Washington, Georgia

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Hayrides and Campfire Program
Friday, Sep 2, 2016 8 PM to 9:30 PM
Come for an evening of hay rides and campfire fun with s'mores, stories and hayrides through the campground. Hayrides leave at 8:15 and 8:45pm. Tickets will also be available pre-sale at the office.  $2-5 plus $5 parking. 706-541-0321.
Hike and Craft
1st Saturday of Month 10 AM - 12:30 PM from Sep 3, 2016 until Dec 3, 2016 
Join the naturalist on a hike lasting about one hour and then create a craft as a souvenir. Please wear sturdy shoes and dress for the weather. Bring plenty of water. Crafts will be $2, no fee to hike. Remember, these hikes will try different trails at Mistletoe, so arrive a little early to find out where each month’s hike is starting.  $2 plus $5 parking. 706-541-0321.
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Beginner Geocaching
Saturday, Sep 3, 2016 11:30 AM to 2 PM
Following the First Saturday Hike, meet the naturalist in the Nature Center to get the coordinates and try this outdoor adventure. Be sure to dress appropriately with closed toed shoes and bring water.  $2 plus $5 parking. 706-541-0321.
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Gourd Birdhouse
Sunday, Sep 4, 2016 10 AM to 12 PM
We are turning gourds into birdhouses. Gourds will be provided and you get to paint the gourd into a decorative holiday craft.  $7 plus $5 parking. 706-541-0321.
Paddling Scavenger Hunt
Monday, Sep 5, 2016 9 AM to 12 PM
This scavenger hunt will have you paddling the creeks at Clark's Hill Lake in search of sunken clues. Meet at the Mistletoe Road boat ramp any time between 9am and 11am. You will have 1 hour to find as many clues as you can. Canoes will be available for loan or you can bring your own equipment.  $10 plus $5 parking. 706-541-0321.
Evening Canoe
Tuesday, Sep 6, 2016 7 PM to 9 PM
Tuesday, Sep 20, 2016 7 PM to 9 PM
Tuesday, Oct 4, 2016 7 PM to 9 PM
Evening paddles on Clarks Hill Lake are a great opportunity to see shoreline wildlife after the heat of the day. Space is limited. Pre-registration required by calling the park office.  $10 plus $5 parking. 706-541-0321.
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Harvest Moon Night Hike
Friday, Sep 16, 2016 8 PM to 10 PM
Join us for a moonlit hike where we'll use our ears and senses of touch and smell to explore nighttime wonders along the Cliatt Creek trail. Bring a flashlight and walking shoes. Meet at the Nature Center by the park office. $5 parking. 706-541-0321.
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Doggie Day Hike
Saturday, Sep 17, 2016 10 AM to 12 PM
Bring your dog and join us on the Beach Trail. This out and back hike lasts about 4 miles. Bring a leash (no longer than 6 feet) and meet new puppy pals. Meet at the Beach parking lot trail head. Bring sturdy shoes and water for you and your pooch. $5 parking. 706-541-0321.
Kids Fishing Rodeo
Saturday, Sep 24, 2016 9 AM to 12 PM
Kids, we’re stocking a special area with fish just so you can catch dinner for the family tonight. There will be raffle prizes and a quick lunch available afterwards. Limited to kids ages 15 and under. Fish from the bank only; bring your own pole and tackle; no fishing license required.  $5. 706-541-0321.
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Garden and Trail Cleanup - Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 24, 2016 9 AM to 12 PM
Mistletoe is seeking volunteers to tidy the butterfly garden and trails for the season. Volunteers will be able to choose their own challenge whether picking up litter on the Rock Dam or pulling weeds in the garden behind the office. Meet at the Nature Center at 9AM for instruction. Bring sturdy shoes, water, gloves and hand tools. 706-541-0321.
Family Fall Festival
Saturday, Oct 8, 2016 3:30 PM to 9 PM
Enjoy a snake program, pumpkin scavenger hunt, nature hike, apple bobbing, marshmallow roasting, old-fashioned games, making corn husk dolls, music and storytelling. Friends of Mistletoe will offer $2 hayrides.  $10 per vehicle includes parking. 706-541-0321.
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Junior Rangers - Explorers
Monday, Oct 10, 2016 9:30 AM to 2 PM
Celebrate Columbus Day by practicing skills Columbus used to navigate to the New World. Jr Rangers will learn trip planning, map reading and compass skills to navigate routes around the park. Then, Junior Rangers will practice archery and prepare a lunch with New World foods like potatoes, tomatoes, corn and cocoa. Call park to register, ages 8-14.  $25, registration required. $5 parking. 706-541-0321.
Mistletoe State Park
3725 Mistletoe Road
Appling, GA 30802
Columbia County

GPS Coordinates:
N 33.643283 | W -082.385200

Located 3 miles off Highway 150, 8 miles north of I-20 exit #175.

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Mistletoe State Park
3725 Mistletoe Road
Appling, GA 30802 View Details

Mistletoe State Park