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

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Memorial Day Celebration
Friday, May 26, 2017 6 PM to 8 PM
We are throwing a celebration at the campground assembly shelter. There will be games, from ladder golf to corn hole. We will have a scavenger hunt for those interested. Music will be playing throughout the event. $5 parking. 706-541-0321.
Memorial Weekend Paddle
Saturday, May 27, 2017 7 PM to 9 PM
There is no better way to start the summer off right than with a sunset paddle this weekend. Choose between canoe or kayak on this trip. Space is limited, so you'll want to sign up soon. Max of 15 people total. Canoes/kayaks, life vests, and paddle are included.  $15 plus $5 parking. 706-541-0321.
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Bingo Night
Saturday, May 27, 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. $5 parking. 706-541-0321.
Memorial Day Craft
Sunday, May 28, 2017 3 PM to 5 PM
Come celebrate Memorial Day with a kid-friendly craft that can be used as a campsite decoration. All supplies will be provided. Meet at the Campground Shelter.  $2 plus $5 parking. 706-541-0321.
What's Living at the Lake?
Monday, May 29, 2017 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Come down to the beach to see various animals that are found at Mistletoe State Park. We will have mounted animals, furs, shells, skulls and maybe even a few live friends you can meet. $5 parking. 706-541-0321.
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Friday Summer Fun
Fridays 1 PM - 3 PM – Jun 2, 2017 until 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. 706-514-0321.
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Hike and Craft
Saturday, Jun 3, 2017 10 AM to 12 PM
Saturday, Jul 1, 2017 10 AM to 12 PM
Saturday, Aug 5, 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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National Trails Day: Extended Hike
Saturday, Jun 3, 2017 1 PM to 3:30 PM
Join the naturalist on an extended hike on the Rock Dam Trail. This is a longer hike and will require sturdy shoes, a water bottle and sunscreen. May not be suitable for younger children. This hike is limited to 30 participants. Please call the park to reserve a spot. $5 parking. 706-541-0321.
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National Trails Day: Twilight Hike
Saturday, Jun 3, 2017 8 PM to 9 PM
Join the naturalist on a twilight hike on the campground loop. Come see what animals we can spot along the trail. Meet at the campground assembly shelter. $5 parking. 706-541-0321.
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Jr. Ranger: Survival Mistletoe
Saturday, Jun 24, 2017 10 AM to 3 PM
Jr. Rangers will break into teams and compete in a series of events to see which team win the title of Mistletoe Survivors. Events may include obstacle courses, paddling courses, puzzles, survival skills and sling shots.  $20 Lunch is not included $5 parking. 706-541-0321.
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Tri the Parks
Saturday, Jul 15, 2017 8 AM to 12 PM
This race is part of the Tri the Parks series. Participants will swim 600 meters in Clarks Hill Lake, bike 11.8 miles outside of the park over rolling hiss and run a hilly 5k through the park’s roads. The race also features a duathlon and aquabike option. Click event for details. $5 parking. 678-594-9290.
Kids Fishing Rodeo
Saturday, Sep 23, 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.
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