Magnolia Springs State Park

Magnolia Springs State Park
Reservations 800-864-7275
Park 478-982-1660

SPLASH PAD NOTICE: The Splash Pad will close for the season on September 19th.

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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.
GeorgiaStateParks.org/MagnoliaSprings

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
• Splash Pad — seasonal
• 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
• Geocaching
• 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


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Events
Full Moon Night Hike
Friday, Sep 16, 2016 8 PM to 10 PM
Sunday, Oct 16, 2016 8 PM to 10 PM
Monday, Nov 14, 2016 7 PM to 9 PM
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Explore the full moonlit night by using all of your senses while going on a Park Ranger led hike through the wooded trails of Magnolia Springs and Camp Lawton. Listen and look for Whippoorwills, owls, bats, and other creatures of the night. Bring a flashlight, water, and good hiking shoes. This is an easy 1 to 2 mile hike depending on you.  $5 plus $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
Get Outdoors Georgia
Your State Parks Day - Magnolia Springs
Saturday, Sep 24, 2016 9 AM to 4 PM
Your State Parks Day is devoted to making improvements and sprucing up our park. We will be cleaning trails, painting, and organizing. Please bring a friend or family and come out to lend a hand to the Park Rangers and help make your Magnolia Springs State Park beautiful. Don't forget some comfortable shoes and work gloves if you have them. 478-982-1660.
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Walk Amongst the Ghosts of Camp Lawton Tour
Friday, Sep 30, 2016 7 PM to 9 PM
Saturday, Oct 1, 2016 7 PM to 9 PM
Friday, Oct 7, 2016 7 PM to 9 PM
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Enjoy a walking lantern tour of the grounds which encompasses the prison and fort areas of the largest Civil War prison, Camp Lawton, while sharing ghostly experiences of previous guests. Our tour will end in the museum where artifacts found on the property are on display. Will you be amongst those who see a ghostly visitor from the past?  $10 plus $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
History and Haunts of Camp Lawton Tour
Friday, Oct 14, 2016 6 PM to 9 PM
Saturday, Oct 15, 2016 6 PM to 9 PM
Friday, Oct 28, 2016 6 PM to 9 PM
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Come experience an entertaining evening of history, beautiful scenery, and ghostly tales. Learn about the historic Civil War prison “Camp Lawton” from Author Dr. John Derden. Enjoy a walking lantern tour of the grounds which encompasses the prison and fort areas while sharing ghostly experiences of previous guests. The tour will end in our museum.  $15 plus $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
Camp Lawton History Day
Tuesday, Nov 22, 2016 9 AM to 4 PM
Explore the museum and grounds of Camp Lawton on this 152th anniversary of the evacuation of the Civil War prison camp. Park Rangers will be available to share the history of the camp. Learn about some of the interesting men who passed through the stockade walls. While you're here take a peaceful hike on one of our beautiful trails. $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
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Address/Directions
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.


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


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Magnolia Springs State Park