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.
GeorgiaStateParks.org/Mistletoe

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 ($150–$165, excluding Masters Week) — #1, #10, & Fisherman's Cottage are dog friendly ($45/dog, max 2)
• Tent Cabin (sleeps 4, $55)
• 93 Campsites ($27–$32) — some sites seasonal
• 4 Walk-In Campsites ($15)
• 3 Backcountry Campsites ($10)
• Pioneer Campground ($75)
• 4 Picnic Shelters ($35) — call park to reserve #5
• 2 Group Shelters (seats 150, $75–$155)
• Beach House (seats 75, $95–$250)
• 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
Birdwatching
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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Junior Ranger - A Pioneer Christmas
Saturday, Dec 17, 2016 12 PM to 5 PM
Children will make celebrate the season by making handmade ornaments, learning pioneer holiday traditions and cooking a pioneer breakfast over the fire. Children must preregister to participate. Call the park office, space is limited. Ages 6-12.  $25. 706-541-0321.
Christmas in the Campground
Saturday, Dec 17, 2016 5 PM to 8 PM
Celebrate the season with hayrides, handmade ornament crafts, hot chocolate and marshmallow roasting. Meet at the campground assembly shelter.  $5 plus $5 parking. 706-541-0321.
First Day Hike at Mistletoe
Sunday, Jan 1, 2017 2 PM to 3:30 PM
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. Dogs welcome. Please bring water and sturdy shoes. No strollers. $5 parking. 706-541-0321.
Get Outdoors Georgia
Orienteering for All Ages
Thursday, Jan 5, 2017 9:30 AM to 12 PM
Orienteering is a sport where participants use a map and compass to navigate to check-points. Park staff will introduce the skills needed and assist guests through the 1 mile course established at the park. This event is suitable for all ages, but recommended for people 8 and up. Meet at the Nature Center.  $5 plus $5 parking. 706-541-0321.
Animals of Mistletoe
Friday, Jan 6, 2017 9:30 AM to 12 PM
The naturalist will have live snakes, furs and mounted animals to see in the Nature Center. Learn which animals call the park home and create a wildlife themed craft. This program is appropriate for all ages.  $5 plus $5 parking. 706-541-0321.
Hike and Craft
Saturday, Jan 7, 2017 10 AM to 12 PM
Saturday, Feb 4, 2017 10 AM to 12 PM
Saturday, Mar 4, 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.
Get Outdoors Georgia
Mountain Dulcimer Jam
Saturday, Jan 14, 2017 10 AM to 3 PM
Musicians from around the state will converge on Mistletoe with traditional mountain dulcimers, fiddles, banjos, basses, harmonicas and whatever shows up. If you have an instrument, bring it and join in. If you don’t, just come enjoy the music. Musicians will be teaching beginners on the instruments. All ages are welcome. $5 parking. 706-541-0321.
Handicapped Accessible
Baskets, Bunnies and Eggs
Saturday, Apr 15, 2017 10 AM to 1 PM
Happy Easter! Ages 3–10 can create their own Easter baskets and go on a kid-friendly egg scavenger hunt. Or, take a family egg-ocache adventure and use GPS coordinates to find eggs hidden in the woods.  $5 plus $5 parking. 706-541-0321.
Get Outdoors Georgia
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.
Get Outdoors GeorgiaSoak It In
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.
Address/Directions
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


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Mistletoe State Park