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General Coffee State Park

 
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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.

Directions

GPS Coordinates:
N 31.509300 | W -082.755116

Located 6 miles east of Douglas on Highway 32.

Address
46 John Coffee Road
Nicholls, GA 31554
Coffee County
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General Coffee State Park
46 John Coffee Road
Nicholls, GA 31554 View Details


  31.5093
General Coffee State Park

 


Phone
912-384-7082

Spring Fling
Saturday, Apr 30, 2016 9 AM to 5 PM
Presenter/Location: General Coffee State Park
Celebrate Earth Day and Arbor Day with fun family activities. Kids will be able to make their own nature craft projects to take home. The Friends of General Coffee State Park will be hosting the Spring Arts and Craft Festival as part of this event. Contact Ginny Carver at friendsofgcsp@gmail...  $2 plus $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
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J.A.K.E.S Day
Saturday, May 14, 2016 10 AM to 2 PM
Presenter/Location: General Coffee State Park
This event is designed to help pass on the traditions of hunting, ethics and to teach safety and responsible hunting. Join your children for a fun filled day with archery, bb shooting, hunting demonstrations and a turkey calling contest... $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
Sherdly Noticeable
Every week 8 AM to 5 PM
Presenter/Location: General Coffee State Park
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... $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
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Blazing New Trails - National Trails Day
Saturday, Jun 4, 2016 9 AM to 4 PM
Presenter/Location: General Coffee State Park
The day will start with a volunteer work project to rehabilitate a 1/8 mile section of the East River Trail. Work project will be be from 9 am-noon. A selection of guided trail hikes will be held from 1 pm-4 pm focusing on the plants and animals native to General Coffee State Park. $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
Outdoor Adventure Camp
Monday, Jun 6, 2016 until Thursday, Jun 9, 2016 9 AM to 2 PM
Presenter/Location: General Coffee State Park
Kids ages 10-14 are invited to attend the park's outdoor adventure camp and have fun while learning outdoor skills. The camp will include canoeing, archery, orienteering and more. Pre-registration for the camp is required no later than the Friday prior to camp...  $45 plus $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
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Junior Ranger Summer Camp
Monday, Jun 20, 2016 until Thursday, Jun 23, 2016 9 AM to 2 PM
Presenter/Location: General Coffee State Park
Kids 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.
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Heritage Farm Camp
Monday, Jul 4, 2016 until Thursday, Jul 7, 2016 9 AM to 2 PM
Presenter/Location: General Coffee State Park
This 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.
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Farm to Table Summer Camp
Monday, Jul 18, 2016 until Thursday, Jul 21, 2016 9 AM to 2 PM
Presenter/Location: General Coffee State Park
The park's newest summer camp will focus on teaching children ages 10-16 basic cooking skills along with organic gardening. Lessons will include safe knife usage, how to harvest and store vegetables, cooking lessons, meal planning and more. Campers will prepare their own lunches each day...  $60 plus $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
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Lovebug Festival
Saturday, Sep 17, 2016 10 AM to 2 PM
Presenter/Location: General Coffee State Park
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.
Pioneer Harvest Festival
Saturday, Nov 12, 2016 9 AM to 5 PM
Presenter/Location: General Coffee State Park
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
Presenter/Location: General Coffee State Park
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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Contacts
Matt Muhmel
Assistant Park Manager, General Coffee State Park

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