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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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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

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.
Home School Adventure- Birds of Prey
Wednesday, Feb 18, 2015 9:30 AM to 12 PM
Presenter/Location: Mistletoe State Park
Children ages 7-12 will get a closer look at the raptors that make Georgia home. Focus will be on the importance of raptors in the web of life. Children will learn about birds of prey adaptations and how they help them survive...  $10 per child Pr-registration required. 706-541-0321.
Pre-K Adventure- Owls
Wednesday, Feb 18, 2015 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Presenter/Location: Mistletoe State Park
Children 3-6 years old will get an up close look at owls. They will touch their feathers, beak and feet. Then they will create an owl craft to carry home.  $5 per child pr-registration required. 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.
Spring Wreath Workshop
Saturday, Mar 7, 2015 10 AM
Presenter/Location: Mistletoe State Park
Join a local florist as she shows you tricks of her trade to turn vines, flowers and twigs into beautiful spring wreaths. After learning her tricks, you will create your very own wreath to carry home. All supplies will be provided.  $15 program fee Please call the park to register. $5 parking. 706-541-0321.
Home School Adventure- Natural Dyes
Friday, Mar 27, 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.
Pre-K Adventure Natural Dyes
Friday, Mar 27, 2015 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Presenter/Location: Mistletoe State Park
Discover how to use natural dyes to decorate Easter eggs. Children will learn how to make dyes from common grocery items like cabbage, onions and spices. Each child will decorate eggs to take home. Preregistration is required. To register call the park office (706)541-0321.  $5 per child $5 parking. 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.
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.
Contacts
Bill Tinley
706-541-0321  Park Manager, Mistletoe State Park

Michael Freeman
Assistant Manager, Victoria Bryant

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