Georgia State Parks and Historic Sites
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.
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Park Hours: 7AM-10PM
Office Hours: 8AM-5PM
$5 parking. Annual passes available.

    • 1,070 Acres
    • 8 Cottages ($135-$185, higher during Masters Week) -- #5 and #6 are dog friendly ($45 per dog, max 2)
    • 26 Tent, Trailer, RV Campsites ($26-$30)
    • 3 Walk-in Tent Campsites ($20)
    • Pioneer Campground ($40)
    • Group Lodge (sleeps 16, $225)
    • 8 Picnic Shelters ($35)
    • 2 Group Shelters (seat 40-100, $55–$225)

    • Natural Spring and Boardwalk
    Hiking and Bicycling – 5 miles of trails, Muddy Spokes Club
    • Fishing – accessible dock
    • 3 Playgrounds
    • Splash Pad
    • Picnicking
    • Magnolia Springs History Center -- Camp Lawton Civil War excavation by Georgia Southern and Fish & Wildlife Service
    Weddings -- park approval required
    Available in the park office


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Hidden Gem 2016: Lime Sinks
Saturday, Apr 9, 2016 10 AM to 12 PM
Join a park ranger for an off-the-trail excursion around the park's series of lime sinks - learn what an lime sink is and why this part of Georgia has them. $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
Hidden Gem
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.

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