Georgia State Parks and Historic Sites
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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Directions

GPS Coordinates:
N 33.643283 | W -082.385200

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

Address
3725 Mistletoe Road
Appling, GA 30802
Columbia County
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Phone
706-541-0321

T-Shirt Scarfs
Tuesday, Apr 7, 2015 10 AM
Presenter/Location: Mistletoe State Park
Ever wonder what to do with those old T-shirts you no longer wear? How about recycling those T-shirts into scarfs. Learn how to turn old t-shirts into unique scarfs. Join us at the campground shelter for coffee, cookies and crafting as we create these one of a kind scarfs...  $12 per person Please call the office to register $5 parking. 706-541-0321.
Guess Who
Wednesday, Apr 8, 2015 2 PM to 3 PM
Presenter/Location: Mistletoe State Park
Guess who is hidden in bags. Animal furs, animal feet and skulls will help you solve the mystery. Once the discovery is made we will visit the nature center and go on a short nature hike. Meet at the Nature Center $5 parking. 706-541-0321.
Glo-Craft
Friday, Apr 10, 2015 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Presenter/Location: Mistletoe State Park
Create your own insect glow-craft. Each insect will be different and glow in the dark. We will meet at the campground shelter.  $1 craft supplies $5 parking. 706-541-0321.
Night Hike at Mistletoe
Friday, Apr 10, 2015 8 PM to 9:30 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaPresenter/Location: Mistletoe State Park
Join us for a moonlit hike where we'll use our ears and senses of touch and smell to explore nighttime wonders. Will wetting your nose increase your smelling ability? Can you distinguish trees by the feel of their bark? Bring a flashlight and walking shoes. Weather permiting $5 parking. 706-541-0321.
Jr. Rangers- Hike & Camp Preparation
Monday, Apr 13, 2015 9:30 AM to 2 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaPresenter/Location: Mistletoe State Park
Junior Rangers will hike to pioneer area, set up camp including setting up tents, prepare a campfire and make hobo meals for lunch. They will also create a bandana craft and learn uses of a bandana for camping. All Junior will earn a badge.  $25 ages 7-12 $5 parking. 706-541-0321.
Home School Adventure - Earth Day
Thursday, Apr 16, 2015 9:30 AM to 12 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaPresenter/Location: Mistletoe State Park
Children will learn why we have Earth Day. We will create a craft out of old paper, learn about the wildlife the first Earth Day brought attention to and take a nature hike.  $10. 706-541-0321.
Pre- K Adventure- Spring
Thursday, Apr 16, 2015 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Presenter/Location: Mistletoe State Park
Have fun on this adventure we will look for signs of spring all around us. We will hike the Canyon Loop Trail and create a spring craft to carry home.  $5. 706-541-0321.
Pre-School Adventure- Earth Day
Thursday, Apr 16, 2015 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Presenter/Location: Mistletoe State Park
Come celebrate Earth Day. We will read the Lorax, create a craft and go on a nature hike. $5 parking. 706-541-0321.
Cavestone Pottery Making
Saturday, May 2, 2015 10 AM to 12 PM
Presenter/Location: Mistletoe State Park
These pots look like they were made right from the wall of a cave, but they're really a mixture of cement, parlite and moss. The pottery takes three days to dry, so bring a tray to take creations home...  $5 per pot Ages 10 and up $5 parking. 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. 706-541-0321.
Home School Adventure - Spring is Blooming
Wednesday, May 13, 2015 9:30 AM to 12 PM
Presenter/Location: Mistletoe State Park
Come hike the Cliatt Creek with us. This hike will focus on spring. We will get a close look at wildflowers and trees springing to life along the trail. This time of year mother nature's beauty is popping up all along the trail. We may even get to see the silky camilla in bloom. Age 6-12  $10. 706-541-0321.
Come Fly A Kite
Saturday, May 16, 2015 10 AM to 12 PM
Presenter/Location: Mistletoe State Park
Join us in the picnic area to celebrate Miltary Day by flying a kite. Don't have a kite? We will have kites available for $3. $5 parking. 706-541-0321.
Hayrides
Friday, May 22, 2015 8 PM to 9:30 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaPresenter/Location: Mistletoe State Park
Come enjoy hayrides and a marshmallow roast. Hayrides will depart from the campground assembly shelter at 8, 8:30 and 9:00. Rides are $2 per person or $5 for a family of four. $5 parking. 706-541-0321.
Patriotic Birdhouse
Saturday, May 23, 2015 10 AM
Presenter/Location: Mistletoe State Park
Show your red, white and blue pride. We are turning gourds into patriotic birdhouses. Gourds will be provided and you get to paint the gourd into a decorative holiday craft. When you complete your gourd you get to carry it home. You can enjoy watching birds while sharing your American pride.  $7 per gourds $5 parking. 706-541-0321.
Nature Center Visit & Discover Wildlife Activity
Sunday, May 24, 2015 10 AM to 12 PM
Presenter/Location: Mistletoe State Park
The nature center will be open for the public to come visit. Enjoy nature displays, mounted animals and guess boxes. There will even be an activity for visitors to get a close look at skulls, teeth and fur of wildlife that make their home at Mistletoe. $5 parking. 706-541-0321.
Guided Canoe Trip
Saturday, May 30, 2015 9 AM to 11 AM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaTons of FunPresenter/Location: Mistletoe State Park
Meet the ranger for a guided canoe paddle along the shores. Bring water and sunscreen. Pre-registration is required, space is limited, call the park office.  $30 per canoe $5 parking. 706-541-0321.
Jr. Rangers - Canoe & Hike
Tuesday, Jun 2, 2015 9 AM to 1:30 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaPresenter/Location: Mistletoe State Park
Junior Rangers will take turns hiking the trails and canoeing on Clark's Hill Lake. Kids will make a survival rope craft and learn outdoor safety skills. Pre-regisrtation required Call the park office to register.  $20. Pre-registration required. 706-541-0321.
Dog Hike
Saturday, Jun 6, 2015 9 AM
Presenter/Location: Mistletoe State Park
Bring your dog and join us in a Cliatt Creek Trail hike. What better way to participate in National Trails week than to share it with your pet? All dogs must be on a leash. $5 parking. 706-541-0321.
Introduction to Fly Casting
Saturday, Jun 13, 2015 8:30 AM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaPresenter/Location: Mistletoe State Park
You don’t have to wade in a mountain stream to enjoy fly casting. Come see what it’s all about, and you may be as hooked as the fish you catch! If you have your own fly rod, bring it; if not, come on anyway. We’ll have extras. Please call the park office to register. $5 parking. 706-541-0321.
Dissecting Owl Pellets
Saturday, Jun 13, 2015 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Presenter/Location: Mistletoe State Park
Ever wonder what an owl eats? Join us as we dissect owl pellets to discover what the owl ate for dinner.  donations accepted $5 parking. 706-541-0321.
Mason Jar Candles
Monday, Jun 15, 2015 9 AM to 11 AM
Presenter/Location: Mistletoe State Park
We are going to use some of mother natures bounty to turn mason jars into candles. All it takes is a little imagination and some natural items you can pick up on the park or bring with you. When completed you will have your very own unique nature candle to take home.  $10 plus $5 parking. 706-541-0321.
Summer Family Fun
Saturday, Jun 20, 2015 2 PM to 5 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaPresenter/Location: Mistletoe State Park
Challenge friends and family to volleyball, play ladder golf and corn-hole, or make some new friends playing some beach relay games. $5 parking. 706-541-0321.
Kelley Family Bluegrass Concert
Saturday, Jun 20, 2015 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Presenter/Location: Mistletoe State Park
Some siblings fight, but the five Kelley kids prefer to make music together. This award-winning family from Appling not only entertains, but teaches classical violin, bluegrass/gospel fiddle, mandolin, guitar, and piano.  Donations are appreciated. $5 parking. 706-541-0321.
Patriotic Scavenger Hunt
Friday, Jul 3, 2015 10 AM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaPresenter/Location: Mistletoe State Park
Pick up your scavenger hunt at the Nature Center. Have fun searching for the answers to the clues along the trails. $5 parking. 706-541-0321.
Contacts
Bill Tinley
706-541-0321  Park Manager, Mistletoe State Park

Michael Freeman
Assistant Manager, Victoria Bryant

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