Review of Mistletoe State Park, Appling, Georgia
Mistletoe State Park is situated on the shores of Clarks Hill Lake, less than an hour outside of Augusta, Georgia and about 35 minutes from Fort Gordon. The location makes it a great spot to set up camp if you’re in the area visiting family or friends stationed at the Army Fort, which is exactly what we were doing there. If you happen to be in the area looking for some rest and relaxation with fabulous fishing, swimming, floating, or waterskiing right out your rig door, look no farther. Mistletoe State Park has it all!
We arrived on a Sunday afternoon and as the park has a first come first serve policy we were able to pick a great site with water access. This particular site also had a nice breeze coming off the water for nearly our entire visit.
If being right on the water’s edge isn’t what you had in mind, with 71,000 acres and 93 campsites, Mistletoe State Park will certainty have a spot that will appeal to your requirements. As a matter of fact, on the day we left we ended up having an issue with our truck tires and went back to the park for an additional night. We opted for a site with a water view as opposed to water access. It was just a pretty and the same price.
We paid $28 per night and an additional $5 fee for an extra parking pass for my son. This rate includes water and electric. While the sites don’t have sewer hook-ups, there are several Gray Water dumping spots located among the campsites (some have their own) and the park has a dump station as well. During our stay there were two very friendly camp hosts available to assist us if needed.
The comfort stations were a little outdated but the camp hosts did a great job of keeping them clean.
I was pleasantly surprised to see there were several clothes washers and dryers located in the park. Not having to find a Laundromat is always a bonus if you ask me!
The sites each have a picnic table and fire ring and for the most part are designed so that even if you have a neighbor you still have plenty of privacy. Many of the sites have railings and landscape timbers built-in providing stability as well as sturdy steps down to the lake.
All in all, there were many little touches that added to the beauty and functionality of the park making it a camping option we will keep on our lists of favorites.
If you happen to be in the area without your RV or tent there are ten cottages located throughout the park as well. The cottages sleep up to eight people and have indoor plumbing and kitchenettes. There is a small camp store located within the registration building near the front gate that offers soft drinks, snacks and souvenirs. If you need to stock up on supplies the closest Walmart is located in Lincoln, about 15 miles from the park.
As I said, we really loved this park for all of its amenities as well as location. The only drawback or negative I can relate would be “ants”. I have a feeling the little buggers are fairly common in that area of Georgia but still, they’re a nuisance. Be prepared to spray your rig wheels, jacks, etc. as well as any patio furniture you put out or you’ll be infested with them in no time!
However, even with the ant issue we will still keep Mistletoe State Park on our Top Ten State Parks list!
Mistletoe State Park is located at 3725 Mistletoe Road, Appling, Georgia 30802 Park # (706) 541-0321 Reservations (800) 864-7275