Georgia State Parks and Historic Sites
Mistletoe State Park
Reservations 800-864-7275
Park 706-541-0321

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   "Lights of the South Cottage Special" - (Valid from December 1-30, 2015. Call the park at 706-541-0321 for more information.)
"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.

Voted "Best Park" by Columbia County Magazine, 2012.
   School Programs at Mistletoe
   Mistletoe State Park Business Plan

Park Hours: 7AM-10PM
Office Hours: 8AM-5PM
$5 parking. Annual passes available.

    • 1,920 Acres
    • 72,000-Acre Lake
    • 11 Cottages ($150-$165, higher during Masters Week)
    - #1, #10, and Fisherman's Cottage are dog friendly ($45 per dog, max 2)
    • Tent Cabin (sleeps 4, $55)
    • 92 Tent, Trailer, RV Campsites ($27-$32) -- some sites close during winter
    • 4 Walk-In Campsites ($15)
    • 3 Backcountry Campsites ($10)
    • Pioneer Campground ($75)
    • 5 Picnic Shelters ($35, call park for Shelter #5 reservations).
    • 2 Group Shelters (seats 150, $75 - $155)
    • Beach House (seats 75, $95 - $250)



Visit our Gift Shop!

While visiting the park, be sure stop in at our Park Office gift shop. You'll find gifts, books, apparel, toys for children, and much more to please nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts. Open daily between 8AM to 5PM.

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Winter Hike and Craft at Mistletoe
Saturday, Dec 5, 2015 10 AM to 1 PM
Come enjoy a guided hike along the Cliatt Creek Loop. Meet the ranger at the Nature Center. Listen to the peaceful sounds of nature all around you, from birds singing to insects buzzing to a stream flowing. After the hike, around 11, create an ornament craft in the nature center.  $1 per ornament $5 parking. 706-541-0321.
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Learning Adventure- Handmade Holiday
Friday, Dec 18, 2015 10 AM to 12 PM
Students will learn to create some handmade, wildlife-friendly holiday decorations. Children will also learn how animals adapt to their winter habitats.  $10. 706-541-0321.
Junior Ranger - A Pioneer Christmas
Saturday, Dec 19, 2015 10:30 AM to 3 PM
Children will make celebrate the season by making handmade ornaments and by cooking a pioneer breakfast over the fire. Children must preregister to participate. Call the park office, space is limited. Ages 6-12.  $25. 706-541-0321.
Christmas in the Campground
Saturday, Dec 19, 2015 4 PM to 6 PM
Celebrate the season with hayrides, marshmallow roasting with hot cocoa and handmade ornament crafts. Meet at the campground assembly shelter.  $5/person plus $5 parking. 706-541-0321.
Junior Rangers - Orienteering and Geocaching
Tuesday, Dec 29, 2015 10:30 AM to 2 PM
Children will learn navigational skills including map reading and compassing and put them to use orienteering and geocaching. Lunch is not provided and children will need to wear sturdy shoes and bring plenty of water. Pre-registration is required, call the park office (706)541-0321. Ages 8-14.  $20. 706-541-0321.
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First Day Hike at Mistletoe
Friday, Jan 1, 2016 11 AM to 12:30 PM
Come start the new year off the the right foot. This ranger-led hike will allow guests to discover nature's winter wonder along the Cliatt Creek nature trail. We will meet at the nature center to begin this hike. Please bring water and sturdy shoes. No strollers. $5 parking. 706-541-0321.
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Dulcimer Jam
Saturday & Sunday 10 AM from Jan 16, 2016 until Jan 17, 2016 
Join musicians from around the state as they play dulcimers, fiddles, banjoes, basses, and harmonicas. You can sit back and enjoy the music or join in with an instrument of your own. $5 parking. 706-541-2146.
Junior Rangers- Outdoor Fire
Monday, Jan 18, 2016 9:30 AM to 2 PM
Children ages 7-12 will learn the dangers of fire and outdoor fire safety. They will build a fire without a match, watch a wildfire demo, create their own fire starters and fire safety bandanna. Then they will roast hot dogs and marshmallow over the fire for lunch.  $25 per child registration required Lunch will be provided. 706-541-0321.
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Jr. Rangers - Breakfast with Wildlife
Monday, Feb 15, 2016 9:30 AM to 2 PM
We will begin the day making breakfast in a bag. Then compare what wildlife eats in the winter to survive. Jr. Rangers will learn about the animals that make Mistletoe home in the winter, go on a hike and create a bird feeder to carry home. 706-541-0321.
Baskets, Bunnies and Eggs
Saturday, Mar 19, 2016 10 AM to 1 PM
Happy Easter! Ages 3 - 10 can create their own Easter baskets and go on a kid-friendly egg scavenger hunt through the woods. Afterward, visit with rabbits from the 4-H Bunny Club.  $2 basket program $5 parking. 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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Mistletoe State Park
3725 Mistletoe Road
Appling, GA 30802
Columbia County

GPS Coordinates:
N 33.643283 | W -082.385200

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

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

Mistletoe State Park

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