Magnolia Midlands / Nicholls

General Coffee State Park

46 John Coffee Rd.
Nicholls, GA 31554

912-384-7082 | 800-864-7275
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One of southern Georgia's "best kept secrets," this park is known for agricultural history shown at Heritage Farm, with log cabins, a corn crib, tobacco barn, cane mill and other exhibits. Children enjoy feeding the park's farm animals, which usually include goats, sheep, chickens, pigs and donkeys. Overnight accommodations include camping, cottages and the Burnham House, an elegantly decorated 19th-century cabin perfect for romantic getaways. Seventeen-Mile River and a boardwalk wind through cypress swamp where rare and endangered plants grow. Pitcher plants, shy Indigo Snakes and Gopher Tortoises make their homes in this wiregrass community. Birding and nature photography are exceptional. For horse lovers, the park offers 13.4 miles of equestrian trails. Ride-in campsites are primitive, offering exceptional privacy surrounded by nature. Drive-in campsites offer nearby water spigots, pit toilets, grills, fire rings and picnic tables. Stables are not provided.

Info & Amenities

  • Hours of Operation

    Sunday: 7:00AM - 10:00PM
    Monday: 7:00AM - 10:00PM
    Tuesday: 7:00AM - 10:00PM
    Wednesday: 7:00AM - 10:00PM
    Thursday: 7:00AM - 10:00PM
    Friday: 7:00AM - 10:00PM
    Saturday: 7:00AM - 10:00PM

    Admission & Fees

    Daily ParkPass $5.00

    Activities

    Nature Trails

    Facility Amenities

    Complimentary Parking, Gift Shop, Lodging On Site, Parking on Site, Picnic Area, Picnic Shelter, Public Restrooms

    General Information

    Family-friendly

    Group Amenities

    Group-friendly

    Rentals

    Bicycle, Canoe / Kayak

    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages

Events

  • Spring Fling

    Spring Fling

    04/25/2015 - 04/25/2015

    Celebrate Earth Day and Arbor Day with fun family activities, such as programs on native wildlife, nature hikes, hayrides and more. Kids will be able to make their own craft projects to take home. Vincent Gardens will be on site selling plants for butterfly gardens.

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  • J.A.K.E.S. Day and Junior Fishing Derby

    J.A.K.E.S. Day and Junior Fishing Derby

    05/16/2015 - 05/16/2015

    Get kids involved with outdoor recreation. Let the park staff and our wonderful volunteers introduce them to archery, recreational target shooting and fishing.

    J.A.K.E.S. day activities will begin at 10 a.m. at the parks new archery range. Kids ages 17 and under will have a chance to try their hand at archery, fly casting, shooting sports and more. The Junior Fishing Derby for kids ages 3-15 will be held at the parks farm pond and will run from 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. These two events will be ... read more

  • Volunteer Workday: Rivers Alive Shoreline Clean-up

    Volunteer Workday: Rivers Alive Shoreline Clean-up

    07/11/2015 - 07/11/2015

    Come out and help us keep our waters clean. We will walk the banks of the 17 Mile River and Otter Creek and pick-up litter. Please bring gloves and wear closed-toe shoes. No registration is required. Contact the park office at (912) 384-7082 for more details.

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  • Volunteer Workday: Fall Event Preparation

    Volunteer Workday: Fall Event Preparation

    08/29/2015 - 08/29/2015

    This month's volunteer workday will focus on the preparation of Fall events. Please bring gloves and wear old work clothes in addition to closed-toe shoes. No registration is required. Contact the park office at (912) 384-7082 for more details.

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  • Lovebug Festival

    Lovebug Festival

    09/19/2015 - 09/19/2015

    Explore the wonderful world of insects at the parks second annual Lovebug Festival. Activities will include edible bug programs, kids insect related crafts, arts and crafts, dragon fly and butterfly hikes, insect demonstrations and much more.

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  • Volunteer Workday: Your State Parks Day

    Volunteer Workday: Your State Parks Day

    09/26/2015 - 09/26/2015

    This will be the main volunteer workday at all of Georgia's State Parks and Historic Sites. We invite everyone to come out and invest your volunteer time with us. Your investment will allow the park to continue to be sustainable for generations to come! Bring gloves and wear old work clothes in addition to closed-toe shoes.

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  • Moonlight Madness

    Moonlight Madness

    10/24/2015 - 10/24/2015

    Kick off your Halloween activities with a kids carnival from 1-4 p.m. The parks annual haunted house will begin at 6 p.m. and run until 10 p.m. Try something new this year with our first ever haunted hiking trail! Trail will open at dark and close at 10 p.m. Ghost story hayrides will be offered 6-10 p.m. We strongly discourage bringing very young children through the haunted house.

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  • Pioneer Harvest Festival

    Pioneer Harvest Festival

    11/14/2015 - 11/14/2015

    Celebrate the history of farm life in the wiregrass region of south Georgia at the parks annual fall festival. The day will include demonstrations of farm life, an arts and craft show, local entertainers, syrup making and more.

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  • Christmas on the Pond

    Christmas on the Pond

    12/12/2015 - 12/12/2015

    Join us to usher in the holiday season. Visit with Santa, enjoy storytelling, hayrides, a marshmallow roast and homemade refreshments.

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