Georgia State Parks and Historic Sites
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.

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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)
    • 93 Tent, Trailer, RV Campsites ($27-$32) -- some sites close during winter
    • 4 Walk-In Campsites ($15)
    • 3 Backcountry Campsites ($10)
    • Pioneer Campground ($75)
    • 4 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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Bird Hike
Saturday, Feb 13, 2016 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM
Join Friends of Mistletoe State Park member and birding enthusiast Ken Young on a hike to see winter birds of Mistletoe. This program will meet at the Nature Center at 8:30 for an introduction and then begin a hike which will last about 1.5 hours, including stops along the way. Bring your own binoculars or borrow some of the park's. $5 parking. 706-541-0321.
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.
Learning Adventure -- Arbor Day
Friday, Feb 19, 2016 10 AM to 12 PM
Explore the differences between the various trees at the park. Learn history behind Arbor Day and why it is a different day around the country. Children will help prune back the nature trail and do some winter maintenance in the pollinator garden before creating a personalized hiking stick. Register in advance.  $10. 706-541-0321.
Hidden Gem: Family Geocache Day
Saturday, Feb 20, 2016 1 PM to 4 PM
Discover places off the beaten path with a family geocache adventure great for beginners or seasoned geocaching enthusiasts. Meet at the Nature Center, $5/family of four. Equipment will be available to rent for $2/GPS unit. Dress to be outside and bring plenty of water. Large groups (such as scouts) should RSVP by calling the park office.  $5-$7 plus $5 parking. 706-541-0321.
Hidden Gem
Hike and Craft
1st Saturday of Month 10 AM - 12:30 PM from Mar 5, 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.  $2 plus $5 parking. 706-541-0321.
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Geocaching and Orienteering for All Ages
Saturday, Mar 12, 2016 1 PM to 3 PM
Introduction to geocaching and orienteering with the naturalist. Learn a new outdoor skill or discover a new hobby. This event is suitable for all ages, but recommended for people 8 and up. Some equipment will be available to rent: $2/ GPS unit. Meet at the Nature Center. Large groups please RSVP by calling the park office.  $2 plus $5 parking. 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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Canoe Paddle
Saturday, Mar 26, 2016 1 PM to 3 PM
Explore the shoreline along Clarks Hill. We will journey up Cliatt and Bohler creeks along the park’s backcountry trails. Bring your own equipment or rent a park canoe for $10. Reservations are required as space is limited. This program is weather dependent. If staff decides to cancel the program, there will be a rain date and/or refunds.  $10 plus $5 parking. 706-541-0321.
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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