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

Soap Carving
Saturday, Aug 16, 2014 10 AM to 4 PM
Presenter/Location: Mistletoe State Park
Get one-on-one instruction from an experienced wood carver. Learn how to turn a bar of soap into an animal shape. A bar of soap will be provided for each participant. $5 parking. 706-541-0321.
Home School Adventure - What Lives in Our Lake & Creeks
Thursday, Aug 21, 2014 9 AM to 12 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaPresenter/Location: Mistletoe State Park
Home-school children will have the opportunity to see what lives in our lake & creeks. Children will use a kick net in the creeks and a seine in the lake; giving them an up close look at critters that make their home in the waters around Mistletoe...  $10 per child- Ages 7-12. 706-541-0321.
Lake & Creeks - Pre-K Home School Adventure
Thursday, Aug 21, 2014 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Presenter/Location: Mistletoe State Park
Children ages 3-6 will learn about animals that live in the creek. They will see and touch creek critters and create a creek craft.  $5 per child. Pre-registration required. 706-541-0321.
Hayrides
Friday, Aug 29, 2014 8:30 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 and 8:30. Rides are $2 per person or $5 for a family of four. $5 parking. 706-541-0321.
Glo-Craft
Saturday, Aug 30, 2014 10 AM
Presenter/Location: Mistletoe State Park
join us in the campground shelter to create your own insect glow-craft. Each insect will be different and glow in the dark.  $1 craft supplies $5 parking. 706-541-0321.
Bingo Night
Saturday, Aug 30, 2014 8 PM
Presenter/Location: Mistletoe State Park
Join in on the fun! BINGO night in the campground.  $0.50 a card $5 parking. 706-541-0321.
Guided Canoe Trip
Sunday, Aug 31, 2014 9 AM to 11 AM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaTons of FunPresenter/Location: Mistletoe State Park
This guided canoe trip will start in the campground. Visitors will enjoy the sights and sounds of nature as they learn about the wildlife around the lake.  $30 per canoe $5 parking. 706-541-0321.
Moth Night Hike
Sunday, Aug 31, 2014 8:30 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaPresenter/Location: Mistletoe State Park
Join us as we adventure into the dark woods to discover the exciting world of moths. Get a close look at the colors, shapes and sizes of these fascinating creatures. $5 parking. 706-541-0321.
Cavestone Pottery Making
Saturday, Sep 20, 2014 10 AM to 12 PM
Presenter/Location: Mistletoe State Park
These pots look like they were hewn 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.
Reptiles & Geocaching - Home School Adventure
Wednesday, Sep 24, 2014 9 AM to 12 PM
Presenter/Location: Mistletoe State Park
What are reptiles? What a their characteristics? What does cold blooded mean? Which snakes in Georgia are venomous? These questions will be answered in this fun and educational adventure...  $10 per child Registration required by Sept. 23 Please call the park office to register 706-541-0321.
Pre-K Home School Adventure - Reptiles
Wednesday, Sep 24, 2014 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Presenter/Location: Mistletoe State Park
Children up to age 5 will learn about reptiles. They will have the opportunity to see and touch a turtles shells, snake skin and even a live snake. They will also create a reptile craft to carry home.  $5. 706-541-0321.
Kids Fishing Rodeo - Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 27, 2014 9 AM to 12 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaTons of FunPresenter/Location: Mistletoe State Park
Kids, we’re stocking a special area with fish just so you can catch dinner for the family tonight. Friends of Mistletoe State Park will be on hand with a quick lunch for anglers and prizes. Kids ages 15 and under. Fish from the bank only; bring your own pole and tackle; no fishing license required.  Free ParkPass Day sponsored by Friends of Georgia State Parks. 706-541-0321.
State Parks Day - Volunteer Trails Day
Saturday, Sep 27, 2014 10 AM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaPresenter/Location: Mistletoe State Park
Get out, get fit, and make a difference! Volunteers are needed to join the park staff in cleaning the trails at Mistletoe. We’ll pick up trash, trim the paths as needed, and removed fallen trees where we are able... 706-541-0321.
Campground Chili Cookoff
Saturday, Sep 27, 2014 4 PM
Presenter/Location: Mistletoe State Park
Come and enjoy some family friendly competition. Campers will compete for prizes on best tasting chili. All chili must be cooked in the campground. Tasters can pay $5 to taste and judge. Winners will receive a cooking theme prize pack. 706-541-0321.
No Strings Band
Friday, Oct 10, 2014 7 PM to 8 PM
Presenter/Location: Mistletoe State Park
Enjoy music provided by the No Strings Band in the campground.  Free with ParkPass. $5 parking. 706-541-0321.
Family Fall Fest
Saturday, Oct 11, 2014 3 PM to 9 PM
Presenter/Location: Mistletoe State Park
Welcome fall with our 16th annual Fall Festival featuring a pumpkin scavenger hunt, face painting, children's games, marshmallow roasting, hayrides, cake walk, a reptile program, nocturnal animals program, and more.  $10 per vehicle plus some fees. 706-541-0321.
Jr. Rangers - Fall Focus
Monday, Oct 13, 2014 9:30 AM to 2 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaTons of FunPresenter/Location: Mistletoe State Park
Children will enjoy the wonders of fall. In this Jr. Ranger program children will participate in an adventure into the woods on a leaf hike, go on a fall scavenger hunt and make a leaf craft. And of course, no fall Jr. Ranger program would be complete without making caramel apples and a hayride!  $20 per child Pre-registration required Please call the park office to register. 706-541-0321.
Decorating With Nature
Saturday, Nov 15, 2014 2 PM
Presenter/Location: Mistletoe State Park
Learn fun and easy ways to set a beautiful table and decorate the house for Thanksgiving--with items you find in your yard, along the road, or in the grocery store. Bring a small basket, jar, vase, or any unique item you’d like to use in your decoration. $2 per person supply fee.  $2 per person supply fee. $5 parking. 706-541-0321.
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 Homeschool 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.
Contacts
Bill Tinley
706-541-0321  Park Manager, Mistletoe State Park

Michael Freeman
Assistant Manager, Victoria Bryant

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