mistletoe state park

Just a 40 minute drive northwest of Augusta, Georgia is Clarks Hill Lake and Mistletoe State Park. The campground quickly became one of our favorites with good campsites along the lake, easy access for kayaking and well-marked hiking trails to please most casual hikers. The facilities are well maintained and the park is generally well equipped for a weekend adventure or a more leisuerly stay. 

Rating: Four Stars
Great campsites along the water, nice variety of hiking trails, good kayaking

Learn more about this area in the Clarks Hill Lake post

  An easy trip from Atlanta or Augusta

An easy trip from Atlanta or Augusta

location

The Park is located a short drive off of I-20, two hours east of Atlanta and just 40 minutes west of Augusta. The park is easy to access and the proximity of Augusta offers lots of options for day trips into the city. The South Carolina boarder is also close by, giving another option for day trips.

  Color-coded trail blazes on the trees

Color-coded trail blazes on the trees

amenities

The Park is situated along the shore of 71,000 acre Clarks Hill Lake and offers easy access to the water with three boat ramps. The lake is known for its excellent Bass fishing. Kayaking is good along the shore line with many coves to explore. A sandy beach is also available. Hiking is made easy with multiple trails criss-crossing the park all marked with color-coded blazes. They range from 1/2 mile to 6 miles in length and rise from 10% to 25% grade in elevation.

  Two-level campsite facing the water. Dinner on the waterfront!

Two-level campsite facing the water. Dinner on the waterfront!

campsites

There are 84 tent and RV sites equipped with water and electricity and many are situated facing the lake. The sites are pretty level and spacious with firepit, picnic table. Ours had two levels and allowed us to park the RV on a rise, giving a wonderful view of the lake. Shower house was clean and well maintained and there is a dump station in the campgound. The Park also offers cottages for rent.