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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.
 
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GPS Coordinates:
N 31.509300 | W -082.755116

Located 6 miles east of Douglas on Ga. Hwy. 32.

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


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General Coffee State Park

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Phone
912-384-7082

Heritage Farm Camp
Monday, Jul 6, 2015 until Thursday, Jul 9, 2015 9 AM to 2 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaPresenter/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.
Volunteer Workday: Rivers Alive Shoreline Clean-up
Saturday, Jul 11, 2015 9 AM to 12 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaPresenter/Location: General Coffee State Park
Water is beautiful. Litter is…ugly. Come out and help us keep our waters clean. We will walk the banks of the 17 Mile River and Otter Creek and pick-up litter. Please bring gloves and wear closed-toe shoes. No registration is required. Contact the park office at (912) 384-7082 for more details. 912-384-7082.
Farm to Table Summer Camp
Monday, Jul 20, 2015 until Thursday, Jul 23, 2015 9 AM to 2 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaTons of FunPresenter/Location: General Coffee State Park
The parks 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.
Volunteer Workday: Fall Event Preparation
Saturday, Aug 29, 2015 9 AM to 12 PM
Presenter/Location: General Coffee State Park
We can’t have Fall events without preparation, and we can’t prepare without your help. Please bring gloves and wear old work clothes in addition to closed-toe shoes. No registration is required. Contact the park office at (912) 384-7082 for more details. 912-384-7082.
Lovebug Festival
Saturday, Sep 19, 2015 10 AM to 2 PM
Presenter/Location: General Coffee State Park
Explore the wonderful world of insects at the parks second annual Lovebug Festival. Activities will include edible bug programs, kids insect related crafts, arts and craft section, dragon fly and butterfly hikes, insect demonstrations and much more.  $1 plus $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
Volunteer Workday: Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 26, 2015 9 AM to 12 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaPresenter/Location: General Coffee State Park
This will be the main volunteer workday at all of Georgia’s State Parks and Historic Sites. We invite everyone to come out and invest your volunteer time with us... 912-384-7082.
Moonlight Madness
Saturday, Oct 24, 2015 1 PM to 10 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaPresenter/Location: General Coffee State Park
Kick off your Halloween activities with a kids carnival from 1-4 pm. The parks annual haunted house will begin at 6 pm and run until 10 pm. Try something new this year with our first ever haunted hiking trail! Trail will open at dark and close at 10 pm...  $1-$7 plus $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
Handicapped Accessible Pioneer Harvest Festival
Saturday, Nov 14, 2015 10 AM to 4 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaPresenter/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.
Handicapped Accessible Christmas on the Pond
Saturday, Dec 12, 2015 6 PM to 8:30 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaPresenter/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.  Donations appreciated. $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
Contacts
Matt Muhmel
Assistant Park Manager, General Coffee State Park

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