Mistletoe State Park

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

NOTICE: Within the next month, Mistletoe State Park will conduct a prescribed burn in a controlled area of the park. This burn will not impact park operations but will instead encourage the land to start healthy regrowth.

Check Last Minute Availability

"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

School Programs at Mistletoe

Make a Reservation
View by date
Hike and Craft
Saturday, May 6, 2017 10 AM to 12 PM
Saturday, Jun 3, 2017 10 AM to 12 PM
Saturday, Jul 1, 2017 10 AM to 12 PM
More Dates...
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
Evening Canoe Paddle
Tuesday, May 9, 2017 7 PM to 9 PM
Explore the shoreline along Clarks Hill. We will watch the sun descend on the evening sky during this paddler's journey. Reservations are required. 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.
Get Outdoors Georgia
Kids to Parks Day: Twilight Hike
Saturday, May 20, 2017 7 PM to 9 PM
Join one of our ranges on a hike through the woods. This hike will take place on National Kids to Parks Day. We will be emphasizing the importance of children and the outdoors throughout the hike. We will have free handouts for children and special tells while hiking through the miles of trails here at Mistletoe. $5 parking. 706-541-0321.
Get Outdoors Georgia
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.
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.
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.

Park directions map

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

Mistletoe State Park