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Magnolia Springs State Park

Reservations 800-864-7275
Park 478-982-1660

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Beautiful Magnolia Springs State Park is known for its crystal clear springs flowing 7 million gallons per day. A boardwalk spans the cool water, allowing visitors to look for alligators, turtles and other wildlife near the springs. A small lake is available for fishing. Overnight guests can choose from cottages and a campground. Magnolia Springs State Park is part of the Muddy Spokes Club, encouraging bikers to finish a 3-mile loop and work toward earning a members-only t-shirt.

During the Civil War, this site was called Camp Lawton and served as “the world’s largest prison.” Today, little remains of the prison stockade; however, the earthen breastworks which guarded it may still be seen. During 2010, Georgia Southern University archaeology teams uncovered the stockade wall and numerous personal articles from soldiers. Their discovery has been heralded as one of the most significant finds in recent history. Artifacts are currently on display at the university.

$5 parking. Annual passes available.

Park Hours:

7 a.m.–10 p.m.

Office Hours:

8 a.m.–5 p.m.

Accommodations & Facilities:

• 1,070 Acres
• 8 Cottages ($135–$185, higher during Masters Week) — #5 & #6 are dog friendly ($45/dog, max 2)
• 26 Campsites ($26–$30)
• 3 Walk-In Tent Campsites ($20)
• Pioneer Campground ($40)
• Group Lodge (sleeps 16, $225)
• 8 Picnic Shelters ($35)
• 1 Fishing Dock
• 2 Group Shelters (seat 40–100, $55–$225)
wireless connection Available in the park office

Things To Do & See:

• Natural Spring & Boardwalk
Hiking & Biking — 5 miles of trails, Muddy Spokes Club
• Fishing
• 3 Playgrounds
• Splash Pad
• Picnicking
• Magnolia Springs History Center — Camp Lawton Civil War excavation by Georgia Southern & Fish & Wildlife Service
Weddings — park approval required

Nearby Attractions:

Brazell's Creek Golf Course at Gordonia-Alatamaha
George L. Smith State Park
Georgia's Classic South
Gordonia-Alatamaha State Park
Hamburg State Park
• Historic Augusta, GA
• Historic Savannah, GA

Magnolia Springs State Park Business Plan

Muddy Spokes Club

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Beaver Trail Hike
Saturday, Jun 4, 2016 8:30 AM to 10 AM
Join the Park Ranger on a 1.2 mile hike for National Trails Day. We will meet at the start of the Beaver Trail next to the lake. Bring your water and hiking shoes for an enjoyable hike. $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
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Magnolia Springs State Park
1053 Magnolia Springs Drive
Millen, GA 30442
Jenkins County

GPS Coordinates:
N 32.873333 | W -081.961633

Located 5 miles north of Millen on U.S. Highway 25.

Magnolia Springs State Park
1053 Magnolia Springs Drive
Millen, GA 30442 View Details

Magnolia Springs State Park

Make reservations using the options above or call 1-800-864-7275 (Monday–Friday, 8 a.m.–8 p.m.; Saturday–Sunday, 9 a.m.–5 p.m. EST).
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