Mistletoe State Park, Appling, GA
Cliatt Creek Trail, Canyon Trail, Rock Dam Trail,
and Beach Trail
3725 Mistletoe Road
Appling, GA 30802
CHECK IN/OUT: Check in at 3 pm/Check out at 2 pm.
ACCESS: 7 am - 10 pm.
MAPS: At Entry Gate and Office
PULL THRUS: Yes
PICNIC SHELTERS: Yes
SITE SURFACE: Packed dirt/gravel
HOOK-UPS: Water & 30/50 Amp
DUMP STATION: Yes
SHADE TREES: Yes
BOAT RAMP: Yes
FEATURES: Clarks Hill Lake and hiking trails
PET FRIENDLY: Yes
Mistletoe State Park is located on Clarks Hill Lake in Appling, GA near Augusta and is known as one of the finest bass fishing spots in the nation. Sitting on a peninsula, the park offers beautiful views of the sunset and sunrise over the lake.
The campsites are a little close and the roads are a little narrow but I don’t think we would have trouble maneuvering our motorhome through the campground. Many of the sites sit right on the lake with beautiful views. We did not camp here but reviewed it while hiking on their trails.
We hiked the 3.75 mile Cliatt Creek Trail and found the hike to be beautiful as it winds through the woods. The trail begins across the street from the Ranger's office and loops through the woods, along the creek, crosses a paved road and ends at the back of the Ranger's office. The trail is blazed white and very well marked.
The Canyon Trail Loop is 1/3 mile and is blazed red and white. This is a loop trail off the Cliatt Creek Trail.
The longest trail is the 6.25 mile Rock Dam Trail and is blazed blue. This trail is difficult to strenuous and requires four stream crossings. Begin this hike on the Cliatt Creek Trail across from the Ranger's office and look for the trail marker on the right.
The Campground Loop Trail is a 1.5-mile trail and is blazed white. The Trailhead is just southwest of the campground opposite the dump station.
The Beach Trail is 1.9 miles and is blazed yellow. It begins just southwest of the campground opposite the dump station. Here it is blazed both yellow and white because it runs with the Campground Loop Trail for 3⁄4 mile.
There are several other shorter trails throughout the park making a total of 15 miles of hiking available.
DIRECTIONS FROM I-20:
Take Exit 175 (Hwy 150) north and travel 7.5 miles.
Turn left onto Mistletoe Road and travel approx 3 miles to the park.