Located on 72,000-acre Clarks Hill Lake near Augusta, this park is known as one of the finest bass fishing spots in the nation. During the summer, guests can cool down at the beach or on miles of shaded nature trails. A wildlife observation area is available. The park has 10 fully equipped cottages on the lake, five of which are log cabins. The campground is situated on a peninsula, offering spectacular views of both sunset and sunrise over the open water. A one-room camper cabin faces the lake, offering a porch with rocking chairs, electricity, four bed platforms, a grill, picnic table and water spigot.

every Trail in mistletoe is amazing this one is a fairly easy trail with great for early morning hike

backpacking
17 days ago

if you're looking for something challenging yet fun and beautiful this is the trail for you and ends up being about six and a half miles so make sure you have plenty of time in your day couple bottles of water and a couple snacks I ran into a lot of Wildlife so be mindful of the woods and watch your steps

hiking
2 months ago

Great hike! I did this trail on my birthday and it was my best gift. I repeated the loop twice and ended up doing 12 miles that day! It’s great to see the trail from both visial perspectives. Great for dogs and the trail is appropriately marked, however, don’t leave without the map if you’re not familiarized with the trail, you might end up looping endlessly. Anyways, can’t wait to go back!

Very nice walk, pretty scenery and nice creek view!

One of my favorite trails close to home! Wasn’t extremely difficult (I am a beginner) and many beautiful streams to cross over!

on Rock Dam Trail

hiking
3 months ago

Well marked nice trail. Due to length and some steep sections and unmaintained stream crossings, I would not recommend it for a beginner, but it's a good hike.

Really well marked, be aware if it’s rained recently you’re going to get wet shoes stepping across creeks. And yes, if you are pressed for time like I was, there is an unofficial trail down the second creek, so you can clip off the last loop of the trail if you need to. Although I was really glad not snake season quite yet!
Fyi, you do have to walk down Cliatt to get to the start of this trail.

hiking
4 months ago

Awesome views, several water crossings that allow dogs to drink and very well maintained...trail markers are very frequent and unmistakable, if you get lost on this trail, you don't need to be in the woods. Elevation gains aren't steep and long lasting, although I'd consider this a moderate trail because it is physically challenging and would not recommend for someone who is completely out of shape based on terrain alone.

Love it!

on Rock Dam Trail

hiking
4 months ago

Great trail that is clearly marked throughout.

A good afternoon walk for the family (kids 6 to 10 along for the walk). The little streams were beautiful and the trail well marked.

I would question the distance posted here and the map. The park shows a fuller loop on the right of the road and about 3.75 miles in total. It didn't "feel" like a 2.3 mile walk.

camping
7 months ago

I hike this trail with my parents and dogs and found it extremely fun although my parents were worn out by the end, do not hike this trail if you aren’t experienced or have problems with your knees or any other part of your leg.

hiking
8 months ago

It was a fun well marked trail

beautiful hike. lightly traveled path. lots of shade. interesting animals and vegetation. very enjoyable

mountain biking
Saturday, April 08, 2017

First time on a mountain bike, so it was a little difficult. Absolutely beautiful!

hiking
Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Nice loop trail. Pretty easy, good for conditioning.

hiking
Tuesday, January 31, 2017

It was nice! There are several trail choices to choose from once inside Mistletoe State Park, located in Appling, GA. My hubs, our 5 year old & I enjoyed our outing. We walked the Cliatt Creek Trail mentioned above & it was very pleasant. They had some wooden bridges to cross, sight hill with the one we followed but the kiddo kept up just fine so it was easy. Only thing I could see happening here is the trees/markings be repainted to make them more noticeable.

Monday, December 19, 2016

this was a beautiful trail!

Saturday, October 29, 2016

Really enjoyed this park. Admission $5 at the gate. Nice trails and lovely lake, though the "beach" is somewhat boggy (why I rated it only 4 stars). Mastiff enjoyed the swim, and I wished I had brought the kayak. I went on a Friday afternoon, and saw only one other person there. I would definitely go there again.

hiking
Monday, September 19, 2016

very peaceful hike. Lake levels were very low.

Saturday, June 25, 2016

all access were closed.

hiking
Monday, July 06, 2015

Alot of trails in this park. I completed the Rock Dam Trail today and had a great time. The only way to get to this trail is off of another trail. It can be somewhat confusing at first. 3 campsites on this trail. Completely went by the first one without noticing but site 2 and 3 seemed nice. Alot of water crossing. I think once you complete the Rock Dam Trail and the parts on the other trail that you have to take to get to it is roughly 9 miles all together. The beginning of the trails start at the park entrance and loop back around. A few of the marked trees had fallen but over all marked well. I will go back.

hiking
Saturday, June 20, 2015

Really good trails that are well marked and maintained. From a maintenance standpoint the only negative is that there was a bridge out on the more remote area of the Rock Damn trail, but there was enough downed trees the creek could be crossed. There are hills on the trails, which sets it apart from a lot of the trails in the area, and it was more challenging than any of the sections of the Bartram Trail in the area. I will definitely hike here again.

hiking
Friday, May 29, 2015

Great trail. I've done this trail the past couple weekends, exploring different areas each time, and it's a good four hours or so. Nothing too horrid- my 8lb dog goes with me and has no issues. I think it's easier for him, honestly! Crossing logs and such to go over streams is a fun game for him.

hiking
Friday, May 29, 2015

Overall, the trails are really easy to hike through. That said, a few aren't clearly marked like the Rock Dam trail and it's easy to just follow the beaten path. The rest were fine and shaded perfectly.

camping
Monday, March 17, 2014

Awesome park with a capital A. We camped at the walk in tent sites and had a 3 sides waterfront campsite. Next day we took a 11 mile hike to the backcountry sites. 2 stream crossings and about 400 ft elevation change several times. Overall, great weekend, next time I am backpacking in to the natural dam. Just to awesome to put into words.

hiking
Wednesday, January 01, 2014

Took a day trip with my wife and two girls here on New Years Eve. This quiet little state park is really a gem. There is a lot of lake access, pine-covered nature walks, hiking trails with stream crossings, and a really friendly park and ranger staff. Will definitely return for more hikes and camping. There are around one hundred campsites with full hookups (if that's your thing). There are also plenty of walk-in, tent-only sites. And my personal favorite, there are several back-country sites you can camp on near a few of the trails. The one downside I'll mention is the trail map they provide at the welcome center is a little confusing. Some of the trails didn't appear to match the map names. (Could have just been me). Overall, an excellent experience. Will return!

hiking
Saturday, April 20, 2013

First time backpacking on this trail. Really good time. Camped right next to the rock dam. Totally recommend for beginner backpackers, hikers or for anyone the just wants get outside. The trails are easily marked and groomed well. Be careful of a few water crossings, be prepared.

hiking
Sunday, April 07, 2013

Great trail and due to some heavy rainfall during the week the creek was up and some of the crossing were a bit more challenging than before. Beautiful scenery and the camping areas were nice. I look forward to spending the night.

hiking
Tuesday, January 22, 2013

I have walked this trail many many times. I feel it has so much to offer for geographical change. Make sure to enjoy the Rock Dam.

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