General Coffee State Park - Georgia

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Park Overview

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. Kids 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. The pitcher plants shy Indigo Snakes and Gopher Tortoises make their homes in this wiregrass community. Birding and nature photography are exceptional.

In 2009, the park added 13.4 miles of horse trails, as well as campsites just for equestrians. Ride-in sites are primitive, offering exceptional privacy surrounded by nature. Drive-in sites offer nearby water spigots, pit toilets, grills, fire rings and picnic tables. Stables are not provided.

The park was donated to the state by a group of Coffee County citizens in 1970 and is named after General John Coffee, a planter, U.S. Congressman and military leader.

Facilities

1,511 Acres - 4 Acre Lake - 50 Tent, Trailer, RV Campsites - Burnham Cottage - 5 Cottages -- #1 is dog friendly - 10 Equestrian Campsites - Group Lodge - 7 Picnic Shelters - Group Shelter (seats 180) - Pioneer Campground - Heritage Farm - Outdoor Amphitheater - Playgrounds

Activities

GeoCaching - Hiking , 4 mile nature trail and wetland boardwalk - Horse Trails (13.4 miles of trails) - - Rules of Stable and Equestrian Trail Use - History and Nature Programs - Fishing - Canoe Rental - Bicycle Rental

Nearby Attractions

Georgia Agrirama Agricultural Museum - Jefferson Davis Memorial State Historic Site - Laura S. Walker State Park - Little Ocmulgee State Park and Lodge - Stephen C. Foster State Park - Suwannee River Visitor Center - The Lakes at Laura S. Walker - Wallace Adams Golf Course at Little Ocmulgee - Waycross, Georgia and the Okefenokee Swamp

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1 Group Lodge - Reserve, 50 Campsites - Reserve, 6 Cottages - Reserve, 7 Picnic Shelters - Reserve, 1 Group Shelter - Reserve, 1 Pioneer Camp - Reserve

Address and Directions

General Coffee State Park - 46 John Coffee Rd - Nicholls , GA 31554

Located 6 miles east of Douglas on Ga. Hwy. 32.

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