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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 ($150–$165, higher during 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

Things To Do & See:

• Fishing
• Boating
• Canoe Rental — overnight guests only; seasonal
• Swimming — seasonal
• Hiking & Biking — 15.5 miles of trails
• 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 State Historic Site
• Washington, Georgia

Mistletoe State Park Business Plan

School Programs at Mistletoe

Muddy Spokes Club

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Campfire Program
Friday, May 27, 2016 8 PM
Come join Friends of Mistletoe State Park and the naturalists for an evening of hay rides and campfire fun with s'mores, stories and hayrides through the campground. Hayrides leave at 8:00pm and 9:00pm. Tickets will also be available pre-sale at the office.  $2-5 plus $5 parking. 706-541-0321.
Memorial Day Craft
Saturday, May 28, 2016 10 AM to 12 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.
Bingo Night
Saturday, May 28, 2016 8 PM
Meet at the Campground Assembly Shelter for some family fun. Bingo boards are 2 for $1 and games will be played until all the prizes are won. $5 parking. 706-541-0321.
Day Hike
Sunday, May 29, 2016 10 AM to 12 PM
Join us for a day hike. Meet at the Campground Shelter. Wear appropriate clothing and sturdy shoes. Bring water, sunscreen and a hat to hike the Campground Loop Trail (1.5 miles). $5 parking. 706-541-0321.
Animals of Mistletoe
Monday, May 30, 2016 2 PM to 3 PM
The naturalist will have live snakes, furs and mounted animals to see at the Discovery room underneath the Beach House. Take a break from the sun for a chance to see what kinds of animals call the park home. This program is appropriate for all ages. $5 parking. 706-541-0321.
Friday Summer Fun
Friday, Jun 3, 2016 10 AM to 12 PM
Friday, Jun 10, 2016 10 AM to 12 PM
Friday, Jun 24, 2016 10 AM to 12 PM
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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 3: Animal Masks. June 10: Water Games. June 24: Scavenger Hunt. July 1:Butterflies, July 8: Water games, July 15: Animal Tracks, July 22: Messy Science, July 29: Plants and Trees  $5 plus $5 parking. 706-514-0321.
Hike and Craft
1st Saturday of Month 10 AM - 12:30 PM from Jun 4, 2016 until Dec 3, 2016 
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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Rock Dam Trail Extended Hike - National Trails Day
Saturday, Jun 4, 2016 2 PM
Celebrate National Trails Day with the naturalists for an extended hike of the Rock Dam Trail. This is a moderate to strenuous hike approximately 4 miles with two water crossings. Get a closer look at some of the back-country at Mistletoe. Space is limited, registration required. $5 parking. 706-541-0321.
Hidden Gem
Evening Nature Walk
Tuesday, Jun 7, 2016 7 PM to 9 PM
Tuesday, Jun 14, 2016 7 PM to 9 PM
Bring drinking water and wear comfortable shoes for an evening hike at Mistletoe. The hike will begin at the Nature Center at 7pm. Join the naturalist for these beginner hikes at a great time of day to see park wildlife such as white-tailed deer, owls, and many others. $5 parking. 706-541-0321.
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Canoe Paddle
Saturday, Jun 11, 2016 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Explore the shoreline along Clarks Hill. We will journey up Cliatt and Bohler creeks along the park’s backcountry trails. Bring your own equipment or rent a park canoe for $10. Reservations are required as space is limited. 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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Evening Canoe
Tuesday, Jun 14, 2016 7 PM to 9 PM
Tuesday, Jun 28, 2016 7 PM to 9 PM
Join the park Naturalists for an evening canoe on Clark's Hill. $10 per person fee. Space is limited. Pre-registration required. Wear appropriate clothing, shoes that can get wet and water.  $10 per person $5 parking. 706-541-0321.
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Learning Adventure Leave No Trace
Friday, Jun 17, 2016 10 AM to 12 PM
Come join the park Naturalists and learn the principles behind Leave No Trace. Participate in Leave No Trace activities and take home a Leave No Trace bandana. Space is limited. Pre-registration required. Ages 5+  $5 plus $5 parking. 706-541-0321.
Candle Making
Saturday, Jun 25, 2016 10 AM to 12 PM
Join the park Naturalists and learn candle making techniques and take 3 candles home. Registration by June 22nd required by calling the park office.  $15 plus $5 parking. 706-541-0321.
Garden and Trail Cleanup - Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 24, 2016 9 AM to 12 PM
Mistletoe is seeking volunteers to tidy the butterfly garden and trails for the 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 9AM for instruction. Bring sturdy shoes, water, gloves and hand tools. 706-541-0321.
Family Fall Festival
Saturday, Oct 8, 2016 3:30 PM to 9 PM
Enjoy a snake program, pumpkin scavenger hunt, nature hike, apple bobbing, marshmallow roasting, old-fashioned games, making corn husk dolls, music and storytelling. Friends of Mistletoe will offer $2 hayrides.  $10 per vehicle includes 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.

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

Mistletoe State Park

Make reservations using the options above or call 1-800-864-7275 (Monday–Friday, 8 a.m.–8 p.m.; Saturday–Sunday, 9 a.m.–5 p.m. EST).
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