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General Coffee State Park

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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.


General Coffee State Park
46 John Coffee Rd
Nicholls, GA 31554


J.A.K.E.S Day and Junior Fishing Derby
Saturday, May 10, 2014 10 AM to 2 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaPresenter/Location: General Coffee State Park
Get you kids involved with outdoor recreation. Let the park staff and our wonderful volunteers introduce them to archery, recreational target shooting, fishing and more. Bring your own bait and fishing pole.  free, donations appreciated $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
Outdoor Adventure Camp
Monday, Jun 9, 2014 until Thursday, Jun 12, 2014 9 AM to 2 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaPresenter/Location: General Coffee State Park
Kids ages 10-14 are invited to attend to parks outdoor adventure camp and have fun while learning outdoor skills. The camp will include canoeing, archery, orienteering and more.  $45 plus $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
Junior Ranger Summer Camp
Monday, Jun 23, 2014 until Thursday, Jul 24, 2014 9 AM to 2 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaPresenter/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.
Heritage Farm Camp
Monday, Jul 7, 2014 until Thursday, Jul 10, 2014 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.
Lovebug Festival
Saturday, Sep 6, 2014 10 AM to 2 PM
Presenter/Location: General Coffee State Park
Explore the wonderful world of insects at the parks first annual Lovebug Festival. Activities will include edible bug programs, kids insect related crafts, arts and craft section, dragon fly hikes, beekeeping demonstrations and much more.  $1 plus $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
Halloween Moonlight Madness
Saturday, Oct 25, 2014
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 and haunted hayrides will begin at dark and run until 10 pm.  $1-$5 plus $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
Handicapped Accessible Pioneer Harvest Festival
Saturday, Nov 15, 2014 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 festival. The day will include demonstrations of farm life, and arts and craft show, local entertainers, and more.  $1 plus $5 parking. 912-384-1581.
Handicapped Accessible Christmas on the Pond
Saturday, Dec 13, 2014 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.
46 John Coffee Rd
Nicholls, GA 31554
Coffee County
Matt Muhmel
Assistant Park Manager, General Coffee State Park

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