General Coffee State Park

General Coffee State Park
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Park 912-384-7082


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"General Coffee State Park is a place for quiet rejuvenation where you can uncover the footprints of the past as you explore the diverse wiregrass region of South Georgia."

One of southern Georgia’s “best kept secrets,” this park is known for agricultural history shown at Heritage Farm, with log cabins, a corn crib, tobacco barn, cane mill and other exhibits. Children enjoy feeding the park's farm animals, which usually include goats, sheep, chickens, pigs and donkeys.  Overnight accommodations include camping, cottages and the Burnham House, an elegantly decorated 19th-century cabin perfect for romantic getaways.

Seventeen-Mile River and a boardwalk wind through cypress swamp where rare and endangered plants grow. Pitcher plants, shy Indigo Snakes and Gopher Tortoises make their homes in this wiregrass community. Birding and nature photography are exceptional.

For horse lovers, the park offers 13.4 miles of equestrian trails. Ride-in campsites are primitive, offering exceptional privacy surrounded by nature. Drive-in campsites offer nearby water spigots, pit toilets, grills, fire rings and picnic tables. Stables are not provided.

The park was donated to the state by a group of Coffee County citizens in 1970 and is named after General John Coffee, a planter, U.S. Congressman and military leader.

$5 parking. Annual passes available.
GeorgiaStateParks.org/GeneralCoffee

Park Hours:

7 a.m.–10 p.m.

Office Hours:

8 a.m.–5 p.m.

Accommodations & Facilities:

• 1,511 Acres
• Burnham Cottage ($175)
• 5 Cottages ($125–$135) — #1 is dog friendly ($45/dog, max 2)
• 50 Campsites ($25–$30)
• 4 Equestrian Campsites ($12–$23; includes trail fee) — reserve through park office
• Group Lodge (sleeps 40, $300) — reserve through park office
• 7 Picnic Shelters ($35)
• Group Shelter (seats 180, $75–$175)
• Pioneer Campground ($35)
• 4-Acre Lake
• Heritage Farm
• Outdoor Amphitheater ($50)
wireless connection Available in the park office

Things To Do & See:

• First Time Camper Program
• Hiking — 4 miles of trails
• Horse Trails (trail fee) — 13.4 miles of trails; no horse rentals; rules of stables & equestrian trails
• History & Nature Programs — group programs require two-week advance notice
• Fishing — private boats allowed; electric motors only; no boat ramp
• Canoe & Pedal Boat Rental
• Bike Rental
• Geocaching
• Educational Programs — contact Jackie.Clay@dnr.ga.gov for more information
• Playgrounds
Weddings — park approval required

Nearby Attractions:

Fitzgerald, GA
• Georgia Agrirama Agricultural Museum
Jefferson Davis Memorial Historic Site
Laura S. Walker State Park & Golf Course
Little Ocmulgee State Park, Lodge & Golf Course
Stephen C. Foster State Park
Suwannee River Visitor Center
Suwannee River Eco-Lodge
The Lakes Golf Course at Laura S. Walker
Wallace Adams Golf Course at Little Ocmulgee
Waycross, Georgia & the Okefenokee Swamp


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Events
Christmas on the Pond
Saturday, Dec 10, 2016 5 PM to 9 PM
Saturday, Dec 16, 2017 5 PM to 8:30 PM
Join us as we usher in the holiday season. Visit with Santa, enjoy storytelling, hayrides, a marshmallow roast and homemade refreshments. Santa will arrive at 6 p.m. and be available until 8:30 p.m. Hayrides will start at 5:30 p.m. and run until 9 p.m.  Donations appreciated. Hayrides 50 cents per person. $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
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First Day Hike
Sunday, Jan 1, 2017 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Jump start your fitness goals, and join us for a 1.5 mile hike on the Gopher Loop trail to usher in 2017. The hike travels through our sandhill management area, where guests can see the different stages of longleaf pine restoration efforts. This trail is a good area for birding and wildlife viewing. Bring water, snacks, and sturdy shoes. $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
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Volunteer Workday: Campground Improvement
Saturday, Jan 7, 2017 9 AM to 12 PM
Step outside for a while and help us clean up the campground as we get ready for a busy spring camping season. $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
Volunteer Workday: Farm
Saturday, Feb 25, 2017 9 AM to 12 PM
Help us get the farm in shape for the spring. We will be trimming fruit trees and getting the garden beds ready for spring planting. Bring gloves, rakes, shovels and garden hand tools. $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
Volunteer Workday: Spring Event Prep.
Saturday, Mar 18, 2017 9 AM to 12 PM
Today we will be cleaning and preparing equipment for our annual spring events. Bring work gloves. $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
Spring Fling
Saturday, Apr 22, 2017 10 AM to 4 PM
Celebrate Earth Day and Arbor Day with fun family activities. Kids will be able to make their own nature craft projects to take home. Enjoy nature hikes, live animal programs and the second annual Spring Arts and Crafts Show  $2 plus $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
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J.A.K.E.S. Day
Saturday, May 13, 2017 10 AM to 2 PM
Youth ages 17 and younger can enjoy a fun filled day with archery, shooting sports demos, hunting demonstrations, competitions and more. All kids 17 and under will be eligible to participate (some events may be inappropriate for younger children). $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
Kids Fishing Derby
Saturday, May 27, 2017 9 AM to 1 PM
Children ages 3–15 (accompanied by a parent or guardian) are invited to participate in the parks annual kids fishing derby. Prizes will be offered in various categories and age groups. Registration will be held the morning of the event.  $1.00 plus $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
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National Trails Day
Saturday, Jun 3, 2017 9 AM to 2 PM
Come stay at the park and participate in trail clean-up activities and nature hikes as we celebrate National Trails Day. $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
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Outdoor Adventure Camp
9 AM - 2 PM from Jun 5, 2017 until Jun 8, 2017 
Kids ages 10-14 are invited to attend the park's outdoor adventure camp and have fun while learning outdoor skills. The camp will include canoeing, archery, orienteering and more. Pre-registration for the camp is required no later than the Friday prior to camp. All registrations must be completed and paid for before the first day of camp.  $45 plus $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
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Junior Ranger Summer Camp
9 AM - 2 PM from Jun 19, 2017 until Jun 22, 2017 
Kids ages 8-12 are invited to our annual Junior Ranger Camp. Complete activities to earn your Junior Ranger badges. Camp activities include nature hikes, fishing, arts and crafts, canoeing and more. Pre-registration is required.  $45 plus $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
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Heritage Farm Camp
9 AM - 2 PM from Jul 10, 2017 until Jul 13, 2017 
This camp focuses on learning what life was like for children on a south Georgia farm in the late 1800s. Participants will do the same activities that kids their age did, such as animal care, candle making, soap making, gardening and open hearth cooking. Ages 9–14.  $45 plus $5 parking. 912-384-1581.
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Soak It In--Overnight Paddle Trip on the Ocmulgee River
8 AM - 3 PM from Jul 20, 2017 until Jul 21, 2017 
Join us for an overnight canoe trip on the Ocmulgee River. Trip will consist of two days and one night on the Ocmulgee River, with an overnight stay at Ben Hill Landing off GA Hwy 107. All meals and transportation from and to General Coffee State Park will be provided. Bring all needed personal items, along with sunscreen, hat, and sunglasses.  $150 plus $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
Soak It In
Volunteer Workday: Fall Event Prep.
Saturday, Jul 22, 2017 9 AM to 12 PM
Today we will be preparing equipment and supplies for our fall events. Bring work gloves. $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
Volunteer Workday : River and Pond Cleanup
Saturday, Aug 12, 2017 9 AM to 12 PM
Help the park keep the Seventeen Mile River and our Fishing Pond in good shape by participating in our annual clean up day. Bring gloves and wear closed toed shoes. $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
Lovebug Festival
Saturday, Sep 9, 2017 10 AM to 2 PM
Explore the wonderful world of insects at the park's fourth annual Lovebug Festival. Activities will include edible bug programs, kids insect-related crafts, pollinator programs and much more.  $2 plus $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 23, 2017 9 AM to 12 PM
Come spend a day helping celebrate your state parks, as we prepare for the busy fall season. Volunteer work projects TBA. $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
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Moonlight Madness
Saturday, Oct 21, 2017 12 PM to 10 PM
Kick off your Halloween activities with a kids carnival from 12-4 pm. The parks haunted house will be open at 6 pm until 10 pm. The maze will be open 12-4 during the carnival and in the evening from 6 to 10pm. Hayrides will be offered 6 pm - 10 pm for a ride to the campgrounds and back to view the decorations in our campsite decoration contest.  $1-$7 plus $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
Pioneer Harvest Festival
Saturday, Nov 11, 2017 10 AM to 4 PM
Celebrate the history of farm life in the wiregrass region of south Georgia at the parks annual fall festival. The day will include demonstrations of farm life, an arts and craft show, local entertainers, syrup making and more.  $1 plus $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
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Address/Directions
General Coffee State Park
46 John Coffee Road
Nicholls, GA 31554
Coffee County


GPS Coordinates:

N 31.509300 | W -082.755116
Located 6 miles east of Douglas on Highway 32.


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General Coffee State Park
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General Coffee State Park