Located six miles east of Douglas, Georgia on Highway 32, directly east of 441, General Coffee State Park was donated in 1970 by a group of Coffee County citizens who named it in honor of one of the areas first pioneers, General Coffee. He was also a farmer, a military war hero, and U.S. Congressman. The park encompasses over 1,500 acres of beautiful South Georgia forests, a four-acre lake, huge campsites, and a host of other awesome adventures and amazing amenities. You can click for more info about the coffee history of Georgia here.
The kids really love General Coffee State Park. The heritage farm is a full working farmhouse complete with a petting zoo. Kids can feed goats, chase chickens, and learn how a real farm works at this unique living museum. Created to teach today’s visitors about the areas of historical-cultural heritage, General Coffee State Park is an amazing place for kids and adults alike.
And you don’t have to cut and run when you visit General Coffee State Park. There is a 50 tent/RV campground complete with electricity, water, and nearby bathrooms with hot showers, so roughing it isn’t so rough at all.
Even if roughing it is too rough for you in a tent, then five cottages are available for rent at $115 a night-add $40 and you can bring your dog. Cabins have all the amenities right at home including bathrooms, a kitchenette, and beds.
Large groups are also welcome at General Coffee State Park. Seating 180 guests, the group shelter rents for $155 a day. Group speaking engagements can be held at the outdoor amphitheater that cheaply rents for $35. Have the whole crowd spend the night at the group lodge. It sleeps 38 and rents for $275 a night. Enjoy the ultimate overnight hangout for your group activities.
Spending the night isn’t the only fun thing to do at General Coffee State Park. If you’re into riding horses, then you will certainly enjoy the 13+ miles of horseback riding trails that were installed in 2009. An exclusive ride in the campsite offers horse goers an overnight ride like no other. Drive into sites feature water, pit toilets, grills, picnic tables, and all of your favorite campground fun.
With all of the fun outdoor activities at General Coffee State Park, it’s hard to ignore all of the other great reasons this park is so fantastic. The Seventeen Mile River flows along the boundary of the park and offers a panoramic view of the river at the boardwalk. Rare carnivorous pitcher plants line the shore and can be seen from the boardwalk as it skirts the edge of the hiking trail and river. This unique wiregrass habitat is also home to other rare species as well. The slithering indigo snake is often seen lazily sunning themselves in the sandy fields along the banks of the lush river. Learn more at the General Coffee State Park website.