A.H. Stephens State Park

A.H. Stephens State Park
Reservations 800-864-7275
Park 706-456-2602

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"The historic architecture, gentle rolling hills, forested trails and placid lakes of  A.H. Stephens Historic State Park, once home to the Vice President of the Confederacy and later the 'boys' of the Civilian Conservation Corps, now provide you an oasis of natural and historical beauty for recreation, reflection and relaxation."

This pretty park west of Augusta is best known for its equestrian facilities, Confederate museum and lakeside group camp. Horseback riders can explore 21 miles of trails and stay overnight in their own campground. Overnight guests can choose from lakeside cottages or a modern campground, while large groups can enjoy privacy in the park’s group camp or pioneer campground.
Visitors can enjoy geocaching, fishing and boating, while also learning about a key officer in the American Civil War. Named after the vice president of the Confederacy and governor of Georgia, A.H. Stephens State Park features a Confederate museum with one of the finest collections of Civil War artifacts in Georgia. Stephens’ home, Liberty Hall, is renovated to its 1875 style, fully furnished and open for tours.

$5 parking. Annual passes available.

Park Hours:

7 a.m.–10 p.m.

Office Hours:

8 a.m.–5 p.m.

Historic Site Hours:

Friday–Sunday 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
Last tour at 3:30 p.m.

Historic Site Admission:

- Adults (18–61): $5.00
- Seniors (62+): $4.50
- Youth (6–17): $3.00
- Child (under 6): $1.00
Group rates available with advance notice.

Accommodations & Facilities:

• 1,177 Acres
• 4 Cottages — #1 is dog friendly ($50/dog, max 2)
• 25 Campsites
• 20 Horse Campsites
• 30 Horse Stalls
• 3 Picnic Shelters
• Group Shelter (seats 80)
• Group Camp (sleeps 150)
• Pioneer Campground
• 10-acre Event Field with 24 Campsites
• Civil War Museum
• 3 Fishing Lakes

Things To Do & See:

• Fishing — private boats allowed; electric motors only
• Hiking — 4 miles of trails; horse trails open to hikers weekdays only
• Horseback Riding (trail fee) — 21 miles of trails; no horse rental; rules of stables & equestrian trails
• First Time Camper Program
• Geocaching
• Kayak, Canoe, Stand-Up Paddleboard & Pedal Boat Rental — seasonal
• Bicycle Rental
• Playgrounds
• Horseshoes
• Volleyball

Nearby Attractions:

Georgia's Classic South
Hamburg State Park
Hard Labor Creek State Park & Golf Course
• Lake Oconee
Mistletoe State Park
Robert Toombs House Historic Site

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Equestrian Poker Ride
Sunday, Apr 23, 2017 8 AM to 9:30 AM
Registration is from 8 - 9 a.m., ride starts at 9:30am.Negative coggins is required. Park riding and parking fees not included. For information contact Debbie Crowe. $5 parking. 404-316-7956.
Get Outdoors Georgia
The Arrest of Alexander Hamilton Stephens
Saturday, May 13, 2017 11 AM to 2 PM
On May 11, 1865 A.H. Stephens was arrested and charged with treason. Come out and experience a live re-enactment of his arrest and his homecoming that took place on October 27, 1865. In addition to the re-enactment, we will have period performers and demonstrators.  $5. 706-456-2602.
Handicapped Accessible
Paddle me to the Moon
Saturday, May 13, 2017 8:30 PM to 10:30 PM
Join us for a Full Moon paddle on the Lake Federal. We will watch the sun set and watch the moon rise. Then we will search the sky for planets, stars, constellations, and shooting stars as the blue moon rises.  $10 plus $5 parking. 706-456-2602.
Get Outdoors GeorgiaSoak It In
Junior Fishing Rodeo on National Trails Day
Saturday, Jun 3, 2017 8 AM to 11 AM
Kids 15 and younger can try to win prizes for largest fish or youngest angler, as well as a door prize. Register between 7:30 - 7:45 a.m. at the main office and enjoy some great fishing in Lake Liberty. Refreshments will be available. This program is in conjunction with National Trails Day. $5 parking. 706-456-2602.
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Senior Fishing Rodeo
Saturday, Jun 17, 2017 8 AM to 11 AM
This tournament will be held at Lake Liberty. Anglers 55 years and older can try to win prizes in several categories, as well as win a door prize. Register between 7:30 - 7:45 a.m. at the main office and enjoy some great fishing. Refreshments will be available. $5 parking. 706-456-2602.
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Old Fashioned Independence Day Celebration
Saturday, Jul 1, 2017 11 AM to 1 PM
Events will begin with our 10 a.m. bicycle parade around our rv campground. Old-time games will start in the field behind the office, at 11 a.m. include sack races, three-legged races, water relay, water balloon toss, and a paddle board race.  $2 plus $5 parking. 706-456-2602.
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A Walk to the Stars
Saturday, Aug 12, 2017 8:30 PM to 11:30 PM
The evening will start with a sensory hike and end at Lake Buncombe, where you will see and learn about star constellations and get a great view of the Perseid meteor shower. Please wear comfortable shoes and bring your favorite camping chair, blanket, flashlight and join us for a great evening. We will meet at the parking lot of Shelter#3.  $5 plus $5 parking. 706-456-2602.
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The Great Clean Up at A. H. Stephens
Saturday, Sep 30, 2017 9 AM to 1 PM
Our goal is to clean, rake, clip, and remove underbrush in areas throughout the park. Bring bug spray, work gloves and any yard tools that you would like to use, some will be provided. Bottled water and snacks will be distributed. All ages welcome. Sponsored by Friends of A.H. Stephens. 706-456-2602.
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A Haunted Evening at A.H. Stephens
Saturday, Oct 28, 2017 7 PM to 10 PM
Join park staff and Friends of A.H. Stephens for a fun evening of ghouling events. Activities include a haunted hayride, treats, movie on the lawn, games, campfire, and a campsite decorating contest for both RV and equestrian campers. Hayride registration will be in the concession building, located behind the park office.  $5 plus $5 parking. 706-456-2602.
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Christmas Lights at A.H. Stephens
Friday, Nov 24, 2017 6 PM to 10 PM
Saturday, Nov 25, 2017 6 PM to 10 PM
Sunday, Nov 26, 2017 6 PM to 10 PM
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On Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through Christmas, tour our 10-acre event field (located behind the office) and office area which has been beautifully decorated Christmas light displays by a host of site partners, volunteers and local businesses. Free treats will be available and holiday themed movies will be shown nightly. $5 parking. 706-456-2602.
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A Candlelight Christmas at Liberty Hall
Saturday, Dec 9, 2017 6 PM to 9 PM
Confederate Vice President Alexander Stephens' home, Liberty Hall, will be decorated with styles of the Victorian Christmas past. Come enjoy a candlelight tour, and crafts all accompanied by the sounds of the Victorian Era. Refreshments will be served.  $4 - $6.00 706-456-2602.
First Day Hike 2018
Monday, Jan 1, 2018 9:30 AM to 12 PM
Kick off the new year with a moderate, 3 mile Ranger led pet friendly hike. We will hike to our C.C.C. firetower and to some never before seen CCC structures located on our horse trails. Shortly after we will stop for lunch. Please wear sturdy shoes, bring your own lunch & water. Each hiker will also receive a special gift. We meet at shelter #3.  $5 plus $5 parking. 706-456-2602.
A.H. Stephens State Park
456 Alexander Street NW
Crawfordville, GA 30631
Taliaferro County

GPS Coordinates:

N 33.5634830 | W -82.8971560
Take I-20 exit #148. Go 2 miles and cross the junction of Highway 22 and Highway 278. Turn right onto MLK Jr. Drive. Go 1 mile, then turn left onto Alexander Street. Follow signs to park office.

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A.H. Stephens State Park
456 Alexander Street NW
Crawfordville, GA 30631 View Details

A.H. Stephens State Park