Mistletoe State Park

Mistletoe State Park
Reservations 800-864-7275
Park 706-541-0321

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NOVEMBER 14–16 CLOSURE: Mistletoe State Park will be closed for a quota deer hunt, 11/14–11/16. ALL day-use and overnight facilities, including biking and hiking trails, will be closed for these three days. We apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your cooperation with the closure. The visitor center will remain open to answer phone calls, but only hunters selected for this hunt will be allowed on the park. The park property will reopen at 7 a.m. November 17, 2016.

"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, 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
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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Pumpkin Carving
Saturday, Oct 29, 2016 10 AM to 12 PM
Bring your creativity to life during our pumpkin carving program. Carvings kits and paint will be available at the Campground Assembly Shelter, while supplies last.  $7 plus $5 parking. 706-541-0321.
Hike and Craft
1st Saturday of Month 10 AM - 12:30 PM from Nov 5, 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.
Get Outdoors Georgia
Doggie Day Hike
Saturday, Nov 5, 2016 1 PM to 3 PM
Bring your dog and join us on the Rock Dam return loop. This loop trail lasts about 4 miles. Bring a leash (no longer than 6 feet) and meet new puppy pals. Meet at the Beach parking lot trail head. Bring sturdy shoes and water for you and your pooch. $5 parking. 706-541-0321.
Pioneer and Indian Lifestyles
Monday, Nov 21, 2016 9:30 AM to 2 PM
Tuesday, Nov 22, 2016 9:30 AM to 2 PM
Children will explore the past with activities based on pioneer lifestyles. Children will make pioneer crafts like pinch pots and rag rugs, cook a hearty campfire lunch and take aim with sling shots to finish the day. Ages 6 and up are welcome. Space is limited each day to 20 children.  $25. 706-541-0321.
Get Outdoors Georgia
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.
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
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
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