Sunday, June 8, 2014

Camping at General Coffee State Park

We recently camped at General Coffee State Park, near Douglas, Georgia.
It is a beautiful 1,511 acre park, named after politician, farmer, and military leader 
General John E. Coffee.
I knew from the name, it had to be good.

It was a hidden treasure that I wondered why I had never heard about.

We enjoyed walking around the Heritage Farm and discussing days gone by.

I always have a weakness for a log cabin with a stone chimney and fireplace.

I loved the sun shinning through this window.  It looks like a place for school work!

The garden area was a work in progress. 
 This is the idea I have for my garden area, on a smaller scale.

The corn crib

and lots of old farm equipment to look at.

A cane mill

and an outside kitchen to boil some cane syrup.

The tobacco barn.

 I enjoyed hearing my husband explain how the tobacco process worked
at his Grandmother's farm years ago and how the tobacco is hung from these sticks to dry out.

It reminded me how important places like this are to preserve history and how much our lives have changed.
I wondered if my daughter would one day be able to explain this process to her children?

There were plenty of farm animals to see and pet.

There is also a small lake that we kayaked around.
I must say, it was the most relaxed kayaking we've ever done.

The small island in the middle of the lake is home to a large male goat.
We got quite a laugh at his reaction to seeing a kayak pull up.

And this..... this was my daughter's kayak version of Anne Shirley floating down the river...

pretending to be The Lady of Shalott.

It really doesn't matter what you're doing when you are camping.  It is just great family fun.  We rode bikes around the trails, skateboarded (not me) through the campground and spent a lot of time just talking and laughing around the campfire.  In the heat of the day, we were also close enough to town to drive to get the best Blizzard at DQ one day and the best ICEE at BK on another day.  Truly, the best I've ever had!

Make time to make some great memories with your family.

"Of all the paths you take in life, make sure a few of them are dirt."


  1. Betty...what a wonderful place...oh my gosh...I want to just live in that cabin the rest of my days!

    Oh Betty, what a wonderful place! And I just want ot live in that cabin for the rest of my days! Thank you for sharing! Blessings!

  2. Betty, what a gorgeous place to visit. And it looks to me like there were NO CROWDS!!! My favorite thing ever is seeing cool places without hoards of people. Where we lived out West you couldn't go anywhere without hundreds of tourists and so living out here in the South is pretty amazing in that you don't typically battle the crowds. But I often wonder why more people don't enjoy some of the treasures like this place. It looked like the perfect family vacation! - Dori -


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