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.


GPS Coordinates:

N 31.509300 | W -082.755116
Located 6 miles east of Douglas on Highway 32.

46 John Coffee Road
Nicholls, GA 31554
Coffee County



Volunteer Workday : River and Pond Cleanup
Saturday, Aug 12, 2017 9 AM to 12 PM
Presenter/Location: General Coffee State Park
Help the park keep the Seventeen Mile River and our Fishing Pond in good shape by participating in our annual clean up day. Bring gloves and wear closed toed shoes. $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
Lovebug Festival
Saturday, Sep 9, 2017 10 AM to 2 PM
Presenter/Location: General Coffee State Park
Explore the wonderful world of insects at the park's fourth annual Lovebug Festival. Activities will include edible bug programs, kids insect-related crafts, pollinator programs and much more.  $2 plus $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 30, 2017 9 AM to 12 PM
Presenter/Location: General Coffee State Park
Come spend a day helping celebrate your state parks, as we prepare for the busy fall season. Volunteer work projects TBA. 912-384-7082.
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Moonlight Madness
Saturday, Oct 21, 2017 12 PM to 10 PM
Presenter/Location: General Coffee State Park
Kick off your Halloween activities with a kids carnival from 12-4 pm. The parks haunted house will be open at 6 pm until 10 pm. The maze will be open 12-4 during the carnival and in the evening from 6 to 10pm...  $1-$7 plus $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
Pioneer Harvest Festival
Saturday, Nov 11, 2017 10 AM to 4 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 16, 2017 5 PM to 8:30 PM
Presenter/Location: General Coffee State Park
Join us as we 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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Matt Muhmel
Assistant Park Manager, General Coffee State Park