We visited Mistletoe State Park for one night so my husband could conduct business at Fort Gordon. Hurricane Irma had just passed through days before and there was still a lot of debris that the park was working on to clean up. One very large pine was laying across an RV from nose to tail. Looked like the scene was being left so an insurance company could come and see for themselves. It must have been a very scary and loud event. Praying no one was hurt.
We stayed at site #73 which was right beside Clarks Hill Lake. Our surge protector alerted us that the site’s 30 amp hookup had reversed polarity. We let the office know. No one wants their appliances fried. The campground was almost empty, probably due to the recent storm.
Even in the state the park was in, it was easy to see that Mistletoe has a lot going for it. The lake was pretty, the sites weren’t right on top of each other, and the employees were friendly. We took a hike right behind the Visitors Center. The path was made of a springy material that was starting to show signs of wear but was super comfy on the feet. After about .25 mile the path turned to regular dirt. It could be because of the storm, but the trail became hard to navigate after a while. Blazes were hard to see and the trail was covered. We found our way back eventually. It was an interesting excursion. We enjoyed seeing the gullies and learning a little from a sign on erosion, too.
There did not seem to be a lot to do in the surrounding area as far as shopping is concerned. However, we passed several historical buildings, cemeteries, and churches that would be interesting to visit. If we are ever in their neck of the woods again, I think we’d return.
Mistletoe State Park
3725 Mistletoe Rd.
Appling, Georgia 30802
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Recent Rate: $32