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. There are 50 Tent, Trailer, RV campsites with water, electric, picnic table, fire pit at each campsite with a nearby comfort station offering indoor plumbing and hot showers. 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

  • 4th of July at General Coffee

    4th of July at General Coffee

    07/02/2016 - 07/04/2016

    This 4th of July weekend we will have an ice cream social and water games at our Heritage Farm from 1-3 p.m. on Saturday. Stop in at the Relihan Building on Sunday for a cold glass of lemon-aid and homemade cookies from 1-4 p.m. during our weekly Ask The Ranger program. Visit the City of Douglas on Monday for the annual Freedom Fest starting at 5 p.m.

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  • Heritage Farm Camp

    Heritage Farm Camp

    07/04/2016 - 07/07/2016

    This camp focuses on learning what life was like for children on a south Georgia farm in the late 1800s. Participants will do the same activities that kids their age did, such as animal care, candle making, soap making, gardening and open hearth cooking. Ages 9-14.

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  • Farm to Table Summer Camp

    Farm to Table Summer Camp

    07/18/2016 - 07/21/2016

    The park's newest summer camp will focus on teaching children ages 10-16 basic cooking skills along with organic gardening. Lessons will include safe knife usage, how to harvest and store vegetables, cooking lessons, meal planning and more. Campers will prepare their own lunches each day. Camp fee includes lunch, snacks and all cooking supplies.

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  • Lovebug Festival

    Lovebug Festival

    09/17/2016 - 09/17/2016

    Explore the wonderful world of insects at the park's third annual Lovebug Festival. Activities will include edible bug programs, kids insect-related crafts, exploring the park's new pollinator garden and more.

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  • Pioneer Harvest Festival

    Pioneer Harvest Festival

    11/12/2016 - 11/12/2016

    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

    12/10/2016 - 12/10/2016

    Join us to usher in the holiday season. Visit with Santa, enjoy storytelling, hayrides, a marshmallow roast and homemade refreshments. Santa will arrive at 6 p.m. and be available until 8:30 p.m. Hayrides will start at 5:30 p.m. and run until 9 p.m.

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