Print-Friendly Version
Add this event to your calendar (Outlook, iCalendar)
Add REGISTRATION REMINDER to your calendar

REGISTRATION REQUIRED: Once you've reviewed the event details, and decided you'd like to join us, you MUST sign up at the bottom of this page.

Winter Escape – Pioneer Camping at Mistletoe State Park

The Basics:
Event Type:Camping
Event Location: Mistletoe State Park
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Mar 27 2004  9:00 am >> N/A
Registration Opens: Mon, Jan 1 2007 12:00 am
Registration Cut Off: Mon, Mar 15 2004 11:59 pm
Event Duration:per itinerary
Difficulty Rating:D1: Easy
Trip Leader(s):

Email Trip Leader(s)
You must be logged in to get the Trip Leader contact information.
Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:20
Minimum Group Size:5
Number Registered So Far: 12 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No

Easy to Difficult

Winter Blues getting you down? Starting to feel CABIN FEVER? Then come join us for a weekend of outdoor activities at beautiful Mistletoe State Park. Named for Mistletoe Junction, Mistletoe State Park is set on the banks of Clark Hill Lake, which covers 78,000 acres on the Savannah River. Deer and wild turkeys are abundant in the park. Various ruins from past settlements, ranging from chimneys to gravesites to a moonshine still, are scattered through the park.

There are a variety of activities available in the area. Canoeing/Kayaking and fishing are available on the lake. There are 10 miles of trails to hike. And a short drive down the road is Keg Creek Loop, a mountain biking trail that is about 8 miles and will teach you how to ride over logs and cross drainage dips.

We will leave Atlanta Saturday morning. After arriving at the park, I’ll be leading a hike. You can join us on the hike or do your own thing. We’ll meet back at camp for a hearty stew. The evening will be spent around the campfire, toasting s’mores, telling stories, singing camp songs and drinking hot spiced cider and hot cocoa.

We’ll start Sunday morning with a warm breakfast and then the day is yours. I will be leading the Rock Dam Trail on Sunday morning. The Rock Dam Trail is approximately 5.5 miles through creek beds, and across the dam. Sunday would be a great time to check out the Keg Creek Loop if you enjoy mountain biking.

Saturday evening’s dinner and Sunday morning’s breakfast are included. Any other snacks or lunches are at your own discretion.

** We will be camping in a pioneer camp that has limited facilities. Hot showers are available for our use in the established campground.

Required Items to Bring:
Tarp or ground cloth
Sleeping bad and pad
Warm clothing
Toilet paper
Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.
Hiking boots or comfortable shoes
Canoe/kayak + appropriate gear
Mountain Bike + appropriate gear
Daypack or fanny pack for hiking
Water bottles for day trips
Snacks for day trips

How to Get There:
Event Directions:Appling, GA We will meet at the park entrance at 12:00 noon. It takes approximately 2 ½ hours to get to the park from Atlanta. Will be posted shortly.

Event Payment Methods

Quick Access to Payment Menu:
Check or Money Order
Personal Check

Dont forget... Your reservation for any event is not guaranteed until you have paid for the event. You must arrange payment prior to the event registration cut-off date. Check the event details to see what the fees are for each event you register for. Most are free, but overnight or meal-provided trips usually have some costs.

We are PayPal Certified!
Paypal allows you to pay for events using your debit or credit card, as well as automatic withdraws through your bank/checking account. We have included the basic instructions here for using PayPal to secure your reservations...

Go to
Click the link to Sign Up Now* (its free to get an account)
Fill out the questions on the form to get your account set up
Once your account is set-up (check your e-mail for info), log into PayPal
Follow the online prompts to get your credit card added to your account or to add funds from your checking account Once you have either your credit card or funds in your account, click the Send Money tab at the top
Put in as the recipient
Put in the total that you owe
Put Service for Type
Put in your e-mail address
In the Note field - Be sure you put in the name of the event and who you are paying for (you, your friend, etc). This is very important so we know who to mark as paid! Receipts for PayPal: You will receive your receipt that you paid via e-mail from PayPal. Hold onto this - it is your receipt!

*If you already have a PayPal account: Follow steps 4 through 11 above.

Please note: If you dont have a (free) PayPal account we recommend signing up for PayPal well in advance of your trip cut-off date. It can sometimes take some time to get your account verified... you want to be sure your account is active before money is due to the event organizer.

Cash must be physically handed to Katt Martin (president) or Phil Tuck (treasurer) no later than the registration cut-off date. You will get a cash receipt when you give them your payment.

Cashiers Check or Money Order
A Cashiers Check or Money Order can be physically handed or mailed to Katt Martin (president) or Phil Tuck (treasurer) no later than the registration cut-off date. Payment should be made to Atlanta Outdoor Club and mailed to P.O. Box 468241, Atlanta, GA, 31146.

Personal Check
Guarantees your spot on the trip ONLY AFTER it clears the bank. A Check can be physically handed or mailed to Katt Martin (president) or Phil Tuck (treasurer) no later than the registration cut-off date. Payment should be made to Atlanta Outdoor Club and mailed to P.O. Box 468241, Atlanta, GA, 31146.

Receipts for Cash, Check or Money Order: You will receive a paper receipt when we receive payment from you. Hold onto this!

Are Dogs Permitted? Well-behaved dogs are permitted upon approval of the trip leader. We will limit the number of dogs on the trip on first come first served basis. Keep in mind that dogs must be leashed at ALL times. There are several historic sites in this park and dogs are not allowed in historic sites or near the lake. Park rules also state that dogs must be accompanied at all times so they can’t be left alone in camp.

Will this event occur rain or shine? Yes
* We encourage all members to follow our Etiquette Guidelines while participating in AOC events.

Cost Includes:Costs: $30 (includes camping fees, Saturday evening dinner and Sunday’s Breakfast)

$2.00 per car park fee (to be paid at the park

Payment Information: Sign up prior to 3/19 – Non Refundable deposit of $10 due within 10 days of sign up to hold spot. Balance of $30 due by 3/19. Signups after 3/15 require full payment within 10 days of signup to hold spot.

Cancellation Information: Cancellations prior to 34/15 will receive a refund minus the non-refundable deposit. Cancellations after 3/15 will forfeit the entire trip amount.

Cancellation/Partial Attendance:   Please review the AOC cancellation policy.