Mistletoe State Park

Mistletoe State Park
Reservations 800-864-7275
Park 706-541-0321


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"Discover the best bass fishing in the area and water sports on Georgia’s largest reservoir or, relax and enjoy the sights and sounds of nature on the forested trails, winding creeks and scenic shoreline of Mistletoe State Park."

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.

$5 parking. Annual passes available.

Park Hours:

7 a.m.–10 p.m.

Office Hours:

8 a.m.–5 p.m.

Accommodations & Facilities:

• 1,920 Acres
• 72,000-Acre Lake
• 11 Cottages — #1, #10, & Fisherman's Cottage are dog friendly ($50/dog, max 2)
• Tent Cabin
• 93 Campsites — some sites seasonal
• 4 Walk-In Campsites
• 3 Backcountry Campsites
• Pioneer Campground
• 4 Picnic Shelters — reserve #5 through park office
• 2 Group Shelters (seats 150)
• Beach House (seats 75)
• 3 Boat Ramps
• Sand Beach — seasonal
wireless connection Available in the park office

Things To Do & See:

• Fishing
• Boating
• Canoe Rental — overnight guests only; seasonal
• Swimming — seasonal
• Hiking & Biking — 15.5 miles of trails
• Geocaching
• Playground
Birthday Parties
• Weddings — park approval required

Nearby Attractions:

A.H. Stephens State Park
• Augusta, Georgia
• Aonia Pass Motocross Park
• Clarks Hill Dam
Georgia's Classic South
Elijah Clark State Park
• Fort Gordon Military Base
• Hickory Hill
• Lady Antebellum Theater
Robert Toombs House Historic Site
• Washington, Georgia

School Programs at Mistletoe

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Campfire, Games and Twilight Hike
Saturday, Jul 22, 2017 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Start your evening with pioneer games, a campfire and marshmallows with the naturalist at the campground assembly shelter. At 8:30 we will set off for a twilight hike on the campground loop. $5 parking. 706-541-0321.
Tuesday Night Twilight Paddle
Tuesday, Jul 25, 2017 7 PM to 9 PM
Explore the shores of Clarks Hill Lake in a canoe or kayak. Enjoy a cool evening on the water and enjoy the sunset. Reservations are required. This program is weather dependent. If staff decides to cancel the program there will be a rain date and/or refunds.  $10 plus $5 parking. 706-541-0321.
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Friday Summer Fun
Fridays 1 PM - 3 PM – Jul 28, 2017 
Join the Naturalist each Friday for a kid-friendly activity at the park. Kids need to be dressed to play outside, please bring water and sunscreen. June 2:World of Bugs, June 9:Fish Fun, June 16:Color Crazy, June 23:Water Fun, June 30:Habitats, July 7:Butterflies and Bees, July 14:Water Fun, July 21:All About Birds, July 28:Predator vs. Prey  $3 plus $5 parking. 706-541-0321.
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Hike and Craft
Saturday, Aug 5, 2017 10 AM to 12 PM
Saturday, Sep 2, 2017 10 AM to 12 PM
Saturday, Oct 7, 2017 10 AM to 12 PM
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Join the naturalist on a hike lasting about one hour and then create a craft as a souvenir. Please wear sturdy shoes and dress for the weather. Bring plenty of water. Crafts will be $2, no fee to hike. Remember, these hikes will try different trails at Mistletoe, so arrive a little early to find out where each month’s hike is starting.  $2 plus $5 parking. 706-541-0321.
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Campfire and Games
Friday, Sep 1, 2017 6 PM to 9 PM
Come celebrate Labor Day with your Mistletoe naturalists! The campground celebration will be held at the campground assembly shelter. We will provide the games and marshmallows. $5 parking. 706-541-0321.
Bingo Night
Saturday, Sep 2, 2017 8 PM to 9 PM
Meet at the Campground Assembly Shelter for family fun. Bingo boards are 2 for $1 and games will be played until all the prizes are won.  $1 plus $5 parking. 706-541-0321.
Campground Craft
Sunday, Sep 3, 2017 3 PM to 5 PM
Join the naturalist for a craft at the campground assembly shelter.  $10 plus $5 parking. 706-541-0321.
Water Games and Ice Cream
Sunday, Sep 3, 2017 5:30 PM to 7 PM
Bring your water guns and join in the water wars against the naturalist. We will end the night with some ice cream. Meet at the campground assembly shelter. $5 parking. 706-541-0321.
Paddling Scavenger Hunt
Monday, Sep 4, 2017 9 AM to 1 PM
This scavenger hunt will have you paddling the creeks at Clark's Hill Lake in search of sunken clues. Meet at the Mistletoe Road boat ramp any time between 9am and 12pm. You will have 1 hour to find as many clues as you can. Canoes will be available for loan or you can bring your own equipment.  $10 plus $5 parking. 706-541-0321.
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Kids Fishing Rodeo
Saturday, Sep 30, 2017 9 AM to 12 PM
Kids, we’re stocking a special area with fish just so you can catch dinner for the family tonight. There will be raffle prizes and a quick lunch available afterwards. Limited to kids ages 15 and under. Fish from the bank only; bring your own pole and tackle; no fishing license required. $5 parking. 706-541-0321.
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Garden and Trail Cleanup - Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 30, 2017 9 AM to 12 PM
Mistletoe is seeking volunteers to tidy gardens and trails for the fall season. Volunteers will be able to choose their own challenge whether picking up litter on the Rock Dam or pulling weeds in the garden behind the office. Meet at the Nature Center at 9:00 a.m. for instruction. Bring sturdy shoes, water, gloves and hand tools. 706-541-0321.
Family Fall Festival
Saturday, Oct 7, 2017 3 PM to 9 PM
This Fall come to Mistletoe to enjoy hayrides, crafts, hikes, games, story telling and lots more family fun. We will have programs and events all afternoon.  $10 per vehicle includes parking. 706-541-0321.
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Halloween Party
Saturday, Oct 28, 2017 6 PM to 9 PM
We will play bowling Halloween style! There will be Halloween themed treats for anyone that comes. Campers will compete, for a prize, to see who can decorate their campsite the scariest. There will also be haunted hayrides throughout the night!  $2 hayride $5 parking. 706-541-0321.
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Mistletoe State Park
3725 Mistletoe Road
Appling, GA 30802
Columbia County

GPS Coordinates:
N 33.643283 | W -082.385200

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

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Mistletoe State Park
3725 Mistletoe Road
Appling, GA 30802 View Details

Mistletoe State Park