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


    Nature Trails

    Facility Amenities

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

    General Information

    Family-friendly, Handicapped Accessible (Limited) , Open Year 'Round

    Group Amenities



    Bicycle, Canoe / Kayak

    Site Information

    50 Amp Elec Hookup, Cabin / Cottage Rentals, Number of Sites, Primitive Camp Sites Available, Pull-thru Sites

    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages


  • Archery for Beginners

    Archery for Beginners

    04/29/2017 - 04/29/2017

    Learn the basics of archery and see if this hobby is right for you. We will provide all the equipment needed to be hitting the bulls-eye in no time. You'll learn a new skill and get in shape. Must be age 9+ to participate. Program is outdoor and weather permitting. Register in advance.

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  • Dusk Hike and Scorpion Hunt

    Dusk Hike and Scorpion Hunt

    04/29/2017 - 04/29/2017

    Join us on the East River Trail as we listen for wildlife and seek glowing insects with black light flashlights. Meet at the Picnic Shelter #5. Wear sturdy walking shoes and bring water. No pets please.

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  • Macro-invertebrate Madness

    Macro-invertebrate Madness

    04/30/2017 - 04/30/2017

    Come down to the Farm Pond to look up close and personal at some of the macroscopic creatures that are essential to life in and around Georgia's waterways. This event is open to all ages. If you would like to help look for critters, please wear close toed water shoes or boots.

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  • Lost Prevention and Fire Starting

    Lost Prevention and Fire Starting

    04/30/2017 - 04/30/2017

    Getting lost in the wilderness is no laughing matter. Are you prepared to tough it out until rescue teams find you? Bring the family to the amphitheater to learn the no-nonsense tools and steps necessary to avoid getting lost, and help make you comfortable while you wait it out. Then, you'll get to spark a fire for yourself.

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  • J.A.K.E.S. Day

    J.A.K.E.S. Day

    05/13/2017 - 05/13/2017

    Youth ages 17 and younger can enjoy a fun filled day with archery, shooting sports demos, hunting demonstrations, competitions and more. All kids 17 and under will be eligible to participate (some events may be inappropriate for younger children).

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  • Kids Fishing Derby

    Kids Fishing Derby

    05/27/2017 - 05/27/2017

    Children ages 3–15 (accompanied by a parent or guardian) are invited to participate in the parks annual kids fishing derby. Prizes will be offered in various categories and age groups. Registration will be held the morning of the event.

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  • National Trails Day

    National Trails Day

    06/03/2017 - 06/03/2017

    Come stay at the park and participate in trail clean-up activities and nature hikes as we celebrate National Trails Day.

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  • Outdoor Adventure Camp

    Outdoor Adventure Camp

    06/05/2017 - 06/08/2017

    Kids ages 10-14 are invited to attend the park's outdoor adventure camp and have fun while learning outdoor skills. The camp will include canoeing, archery, orienteering and more. Pre-registration for the camp is required no later than the Friday prior to camp. All registrations must be completed and paid for before the first day of camp.

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  • Junior Ranger Summer Camp

    Junior Ranger Summer Camp

    06/19/2017 - 06/22/2017

    Kids ages 8-12 are invited to our annual Junior Ranger Camp. Complete activities to earn your Junior Ranger badges. Camp activities include nature hikes, fishing, arts and crafts, canoeing and more. Pre-registration is required.

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  • Heritage Farm Camp

    Heritage Farm Camp

    07/10/2017 - 07/13/2017

    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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  • Overnight Paddle Trip on the Ocmulgee River

    Overnight Paddle Trip on the Ocmulgee River

    07/20/2017 - 07/21/2017

    Join us for an overnight canoe trip on the Ocmulgee River. The trip will consist of two days and one night on the Ocmulgee River, with an overnight stay at Ben Hill Landing. All meals and transportation from and to General Coffee State Park will be provided. Bring all needed personal items, along with sunscreen, hat, and sunglasses.

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  • Volunteer Workday: River and Pond Cleanup

    Volunteer Workday: River and Pond Cleanup

    08/12/2017 - 08/12/2017

    Help the park keep the Seventeen Mile River and our fishing pond in good shape by participating in our annual clean up day. Bring gloves and wear closed-toed shoes.

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  • Lovebug Festival

    Lovebug Festival

    09/09/2017 - 09/09/2017

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

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  • Your State Parks Day

    Your State Parks Day

    09/30/2017 - 09/30/2017

    Come spend a day helping celebrate your state parks, as we prepare for the busy fall season. Volunteer work projects TBA.

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  • Moonlight Madness

    Moonlight Madness

    10/21/2017 - 10/21/2017

    Kick off your Halloween activities with a kids carnival from 12-4 p.m. The parks haunted house will be open at 6 pm until 10 pm. The maze will be open 12-4 p.m. during the carnival and in the evening from 6 to 10 p.m. Hayrides will be offered 6 p.m. - 10 p.m. for a ride to the campgrounds and back to view the decorations in our campsite decoration contest.

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  • Pioneer Harvest Festival

    Pioneer Harvest Festival

    11/11/2017 - 11/11/2017

    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

    12/16/2017 - 12/16/2017

    Join us as we 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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