General Coffee State Park, April Events & Money-Saving Tips

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April 12, 2018

Visit General Coffee State Park

General Coffee State Park

General Coffee State Park in Coffee County is known for its Heritage Farm, with log cabins, a corn crib, tobacco barn, cane mill and other exhibits. Children enjoy feeding the park's farm animals like goats, sheep, chickens and donkeys. Overnight accommodations include camping, cottages and the Burnham House, an elegantly decorated 19th-century cabin perfect for romantic getaways. A boardwalk winds through cypress swamp and pitcher plant bog. Birding and nature photography are exceptional, and lucky guests may see gopher tortoises, Georgia’s state reptile. Upcoming programs at this agricultural park include Spring Fling on April 28, JAKES Day on May 12 and Junior-Senior Fishing Derby on May 26.

Do You Yurt? Glamping is the New Camping!

yurt at cloudland canyon

Let’s go "glamping!" Luxury-loving campers will enjoy these unique accommodations at Cloudland Canyon, Red Top Mountain, High Falls, Fort Yargo, Tugaloo and Sweetwater Creek state parks. Made of wood and canvas, yurts feature a deck, picnic table and grill/fire ring outside. Inside you will find furniture to sleep six, electrical outlets, large windows and locking doors. Bathhouses with hot showers are just a short walk away. All you need to bring are sleeping bags or linens, cooking utensils, a cooler, food, and family or friends – then kick back on your private deck with a great view.

Save Money: Borrow a ParkPass From Your Library


Through our partnership with Georgia’s public libraries, you can check out a ParkPass and Historic Site Pass, much like checking out a book. All you need is a valid library card. The ParkPass exempts you from paying the daily $5 parking fee at state parks, and the Historic Sites Family Pass exempts up to 4 visitors from admission fees to state historic sites. Visit the Georgia Public Library directory to find a list of libraries that carry our passes. Plan ahead, as supplies are limited.

Plan Your Dream Wedding

wedding indian springs

If you’re planning a wedding, we can help make your special day a beautiful – and affordable -- ceremony to remember. Georgia’s State Parks have a variety of venues for your wedding, reception or portrait sitting. Many offer budget-friendly packages for both indoor and outdoor spaces, perfect for an intimate ceremony or a large celebration. Need a few ideas to get you started? F.D. Roosevelt State Park recently opened a new event facility. Indian Springs State Park features a historic stone pavilion where you can dance the night away, plus it will soon open a large lakeside center. Crooked River State Park offers a wedding arbor beside its beautiful winding river, and Florence Marina State Park has a lakeside event space with gazebo.  Discover your perfect location at 

Turn Memorial Day into a Weeklong Vacation

High Falls boaters

Looking forward to barbecues and boating over Memorial Day? Why not extend your stay for even more fun in the sun? From Monday, May 28, through Thursday, May 31, you can save 20% to 40% on camping, cottages, yurts and lodge rooms. Check for promo codes, participating state parks and details. Plus, check for ranger-led programs like guided hikes, nature crafts, boat tours, astronomy outings and more.

Upcoming Events

April 15 -- Beginner Mountain Bike Ride, Cloudland Canyon State Park, Trenton

April 17 -- Tiny Tot Tuesdays, Fort Mountain State Park, Chatsworth

April 20 – Night Hike and Campfire Stories, Don Carter State Park, Lake Lanier

April 20 – Sunset Bat Hike, Fort McAllister State Park, Richmond Hill

April 21 – Little River Run 5K, Reed Bingham State Park, Adel

April 21 – Pioneer Festival, Hard Labor Creek State Park, Rutledge

April 21 is also Earth Day. Join our park rangers for a variety of guided hikes, paddle trips, nature crafts and other celebrations. Find more events on our calendar and individual park web pages.