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Mistletoe State Park

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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.

Voted "Best Park" by Columbia County Magazine, 2012.

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GPS Coordinates:
N 33.643283 | W -082.385200

Located 3 miles off Ga. Hwy. 150, 8 miles north of I-20 exit #175.

3725 Mistletoe Road
Appling, GA 30802
Columbia County



Pioneer and Indian Lifestyles
Tuesday, Nov 25, 2014 9:30 AM to 2 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaPresenter/Location: Mistletoe State Park
This program is for children 7-12 years old. Children will dip candles, make butter, make pioneer stew and create a pioneer toy. They will learn why wildlife and plants played an important role in Pioneer and Indian living. Pre-registration required by November 22.  $20. 706-541-0321.
Home School Adventure - Mistletoe Christmas
Wednesday, Dec 3, 2014 9 AM to 12 PM
Presenter/Location: Mistletoe State Park
This home school adventure is nature themed around Christmas. We will bring out the creative side of children making crafts for gifts or Christmas decorations out of mother natures bounty. Children will learn how wildlife prepare for winter and create bird feeders to carry home.  $10 per child Pre-registration required Please call the park office to register. 706-541-0321.
Christmas & Birds - Pre-K Adventure
Wednesday, Dec 3, 2014 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Presenter/Location: Mistletoe State Park
This adventure offers children ages 3- 5 the opportunity to learn about winter birds. Then they create a Christmas gift for the birds to carry home. $5 parking. 706-541-0321.
Christmas in the Campground
Saturday, Dec 6, 2014 12 PM to 4 PM
Presenter/Location: Mistletoe State Park
Celebrate the season in the campground with nature crafts, holiday treats and a visit with St. Nick. Make it a weekend and see Friends of Mistletoe State Park the following day in the Columbia County Christmas Parade.  $5 for all activities. $5 parking. 706-541-0321.
First Day Hike at Mistletoe
Thursday, Jan 1, 2015 10 AM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaTons of FunPresenter/Location: Mistletoe State Park
Come start the new year off the the right foot. This ranger led hike will allow guests to discover nature's winter wonder along the Cliatt Creek nature trail. We will meet at the nature center to begin this hike. $5 parking. 706-541-0321.
First Month Hikes
Thursday, Jan 8, 2015 10 AM
Thursday, Jan 15, 2015 10 AM
Friday, Jan 23, 2015 10 AM
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Presenter/Location: Mistletoe State Park
New Year's resolution- Get out, get fit, exercise more and lose weight. How many people make this type of New Year's resolution every year? Mistletoe staff can help! Park staff will be offering hikes every Thursday in January. Come join us to begin your quest for your New Year's resolution. $5 parking. 706-541-0321.
Home School Adventure- Habitats & Adaptations
Wednesday, Jan 14, 2015 9:30 AM to 12 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaPresenter/Location: Mistletoe State Park
Children will learn about the various habitats on the park and what is needed in the habitat to support plants and animals. They will learn how plants and animals are adapted to survive in a habitat...  $10 per child. 706-541-0321.
Pre-K Adventure- Habitats
Wednesday, Jan 14, 2015 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Presenter/Location: Mistletoe State Park
Children will learn about animal homes. Why a home is called a habitat for animals and what that habitat needs in it for an animal to survive. They will make an animal craft to carry home.  $5 pre-registration required. 706-541-0321.
Dulcimer Jam
Saturday, Jan 17, 2015 10 AM to 4 PM
Presenter/Location: Mistletoe State Park
Join musicians from around the state as they play dulcimers, fiddles, banjoes, basses, and harmonicas. You can sit back and enjoy the music or join in with an instrument of your own. $5 parking. 706-541-2146.
Junior Rangers- Outdoor Fire
Monday, Jan 19, 2015 9:30 AM to 2 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaPresenter/Location: Mistletoe State Park
Children ages 7-12 will learn the dangers of fire and outdoor fire safety. They will build a fire without a match, watch a wildfire demo, create their own fire starters and fire survival kit. Then they will roast hot dogs and marshmallow over the fire for lunch.  $25 per child registration required Lunch will be provided. 706-541-0321.
Love Birds
Saturday, Feb 14, 2015 1 PM to 2 PM
Presenter/Location: Mistletoe State Park
Guests will create a bird feeder from recycled materials. Afterwards, go on a bird hike or borrow some binoculars for a day of bird watching. The craft will take place in the Nature Center by the park office. $5 parking. 706-541-0321.
President's Day Junior Rangers
Monday, Feb 16, 2015 9:30 AM to 2 PM
Presenter/Location: Mistletoe State Park
Step back in time to learn what what life was like for some of our past presidents. Children will create their own quill pen, president's wig and build a log cabin out of pretzels. They will learn some games presidents played as children and what some of our presidents favorite snacks were.  $20 per child Registration required by February 14. 706-541-0321.
Arbor Day- Volunteer Day
Friday, Feb 20, 2015 10 AM to 12 PM
Presenter/Location: Mistletoe State Park
Volunteers are needed to help clean up the butterfly garden and get it prepared for spring. All volunteers will receive a free T-shirt. 706-541-0321.
Home School Adventure- Natural Dyes
Wednesday, Mar 25, 2015 9:30 AM to 12 PM
Presenter/Location: Mistletoe State Park
Children will learn what types of plants they can use to make natural dyes, how these dyes were used in the past and how we can use these dyes today. Once they discover what plants make what colors, they will create a craft from to carry home.  $10 per child Pre-registration required. 706-541-0321.
Picnic Tidy-up
Saturday, May 9, 2015 9 AM to 12 PM
Presenter/Location: Mistletoe State Park
Help us prepare for the summer season by cleaning up the picnic area. Potential tasks include, staining picnic tables, cleaning up the playground and volleyball court, litter pick-up, light trail work. $5 parking. 706-541-0321.
Bill Tinley
706-541-0321  Park Manager, Mistletoe State Park

Michael Freeman
Assistant Manager, Victoria Bryant

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