LAKE NOTICE: Lake McIntosh's water level is low while repairs to the dam are being made. The lake is far below full pool, which has caused the beach and boat ramp to close. Swimming and fishing is not available; however canoes and kayaks are permitted.
"Indian Springs State Park is one of the oldest state parks in the nation, drawing people to its mineral rich healing waters and tranquil natural setting, offering you a journey through time from its Creek Indian origins to the stone buildings built by the CCC."
Conveniently located near I-75 in middle Georgia, Indian Springs is one of the oldest state parks in the United States and a popular spot for outdoor recreation. For centuries, Creek Indians collected the spring water for its healing qualities, and during the 1800s, the area was a bustling resort town. Today, visitors can still sample the spring water flowing inside the stone Spring House built by the Civilian Conservation Corps during the Great Depression.
Park guests can enjoy wading in Sandy Creek or swimming in McIntosh Lake, named for Creek Chief William McIntosh who signed an illegal treaty deeding Indian land to Georgia in 1825. A small museum, open seasonally, highlights Creek Indians, the resort era and CCC history. Cottages and campsites may be reserved for overnight stays.
$5 parking. Annual passes available.
7 a.m.–10 p.m.
8 a.m.–5 p.m.
Accommodations & Facilities:
• 528 Acres
• 10 Cottages ($150–$165) — #2 & #6 are dog friendly ($45/dog, max 2)
• 60 Campsites ($27–$30)
• 105-Acre Lake
• Swimming Beach — closed due to dam repairs
• 7 Picnic Shelters ($35)
• Group Shelter (seats 130, $325)
• Stone Pavilion (seats 130, $500) — call to reserve
• Group Camp (sleeps 130, $625)
• Pioneer Campground ($45)
• Boat Ramp
Available in the park office
Things To Do & See:
• Boat Rental — private boats allowed; 10HP limit
• Kayak & Aquacycle Rental
• Hiking — 4 miles of trails
• Miniature Golf (fee)
— park approval required
• High Falls State Park
• Jarrell Plantation Historic Site
• Oconee National Forest
• Piedmont National Wildlife Refuge
• The Indian Springs Hotel/Museum
• The Village at Indian Springs
Georgia Council on American Indian Concerns