General Coffee State Park

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General Coffee State Park
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Kirkland Tobacco Barn in General Coffee State Park
General Coffee State Park is located in Georgia (U.S. state)
General Coffee State Park
LocationCoffee County
Nearest cityDouglas, Georgia
Coordinates31°31′26.4″N 82°46′1.2″W / 31.524000°N 82.767000°W / 31.524000; -82.767000
Area1,511 acres (6.11 km2)

General Coffee State Park is a 1,511-acre (6.11 km2) Georgia state park located near Douglas. The park is named after politician, farmer, and military leader General John E. Coffee.[1] The park is host to many rare and endangered species, especially in the cypress swamps through which the Seventeen Mile River winds.[2]

Attractions include a corn crib, tobacco barn, and cane mill. Visitors can stay overnight at the Burnham House, a renovated and elegantly redecorated 19th-century cabin.

Facilities

  • 50 Tent/Trailer/RV Campsites
  • 1 Pioneer Campground
  • 5 Cottages
  • Burnham Cottage & Hawksnest House
  • 1 Group Lodge
  • 1 Group Shelter
  • 7 Picnic Shelters
  • Heritage Farm
  • Outdoor Amphitheater

Annual events

  • Canoe Trip on the Satilla River (March)
  • Lovebug Festival (September)
  • Pioneer Skills Day (November)
  • Christmas on the Pond (December)

Gallery

See also

References

  1. ^ Krakow, Kenneth K. (1975). Georgia Place-Names: Their History and Origins (PDF). Macon, GA: Winship Press. p. 91. ISBN 0-915430-00-2.
  2. ^ "General Coffee State Park". State Parks & Historic Sites. 16 March 2017. Retrieved September 25, 2017.

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