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Indian Springs State Park

LAKE NOTICE: Lake McIntosh continues to experience fluctuating water levels. The lake is approximately 6 feet below full pool. The beach is now open for wading but contains only 2–3 feet of water due to lake fluctuations. The lake is closed for fishing until further notice. The boat ramp is closed and no motorized boats are permitted. Canoes and kayaks are permitted. These conditions will continue throughout this summer season. Please call the park with any questions.
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"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.

Directions

GPS Coordinates:
N 33.247433 | W -083.923450

From I-75 southbound, take exit #205 to Jackson; proceed south on Highway 42 to the park. From I-75 northbound, take exit #188; proceed north on Highway 42. Approximately 15 miles from exits.


Address
678 Lake Clark Road
Flovilla, GA 30216
Butts County
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Phone
770-504-2277

Mommy and Me Hike
Saturday, May 7, 2016 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Presenter/Location: Indian Springs State Park
Bring your mother out for a walk on the Overland Nature Trail this Mother's Day weekend! We will gather sticks, pine cones, leaves, and other natural items along the trail to make a craft for mom. Meet at the picnic area near the trailhead. $5 parking. 770-504-2277.
History of Indian Springs
Saturdays 2 PM - 4 PM – May 7, 2016 until Sep 24, 2016 
Presenter/Location: Indian Springs State Park
Tour the museum and learn about the history of Indian Springs, Georgia's Oldest State Park! $5 parking. 770-504-2277.
Tour the Museum
Saturday, May 7, 2016 2 PM to 4 PM
Saturday, Jun 4, 2016 2 PM to 4 PM
Saturday, Jul 2, 2016 2 PM to 4 PM
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Presenter/Location: Indian Springs State Park
Tour the park museum and learn about the history of Indian Springs State Park! The Indian Springs State Park Museum will be open the first Saturday of each month from 2:00 pm until 4:00 pm... $5 parking. 770-504-2277.
Nature Hike
Saturday, May 14, 2016 10 AM to 11 AM
Saturday, May 21, 2016 10 AM to 11 AM
Presenter/Location: Indian Springs State Park
Led by the park's naturalist, this 3/4-mile hike offers an up-close look at the beautiful scenery of Georgia's oldest state park. Kids and adults welcome. Meet at the picnic area near the Overland Nature Trail. $5 parking. 770-504-2277.
Get Outdoors Georgia
Games on the Lawn
Friday, May 20, 2016 2 PM to 4 PM
Friday, May 27, 2016 2 PM to 4 PM
Presenter/Location: Indian Springs State Park
Join the park naturalist for some fun in the sun! Meet at the program hut near picnic shelter 1 for corn hole, jump rope, hula hooping, and more. $5 parking. 770-504-2277.
Memorial Day Miniature Golf Tournament
Saturday, May 28, 2016 10 AM to 12 PM
Presenter/Location: Indian Springs State Park
Show your skills at this year’s miniature golf tournament! Compete against your friends and family as you celebrate the holiday. Wear something patriotic and you may find yourself on our park Facebook page.  $5 plus $5 parking. 770-504-2277.
Get Outdoors Georgia
Tails on the Trails Dog Hike - National Trails Day
Saturday, Jun 4, 2016 10 AM to 11 AM
Presenter/Location: Indian Springs State Park
Bring your dogs and enjoy a hike on our Overland Nature Trail. It is a 3/4 mile moderate hike. All dogs must be on a leash. Meet at the Overland Nature trail near the Springs Picnic area.  $3 per dog $5 parking. 770-504-2277.
Junior Ranger Day Camp
Monday, Jun 13, 2016 to Thursday, Jun 16, 2016 10 AM to 3 PM
Monday, Jul 18, 2016 to Thursday, Jul 21, 2016 10 AM to 3 PM
Presenter/Location: Indian Springs State Park
Want something fun to do this summer? At Junior Ranger Day Camp, children learn about nature, history and animals while playing games and making new friends. Children will earn patches to take home.  $40 per child $5 parking. 770-504-2277.
Get Outdoors Georgia
Sock Hop
Saturday, Sep 24, 2016 5 PM to 8 PM
Presenter/Location: Indian Springs State Park
Dust off your poodle skirts and letter sweaters and join in the Sock Hop! Enjoy music, dancing, and refreshments at the Stone Pavilion. $5 parking. 770-504-2277.
Storytime with Santa
Saturday, Nov 26, 2016 6 PM to 9 PM
Presenter/Location: Indian Springs State Park
Santa Claus is coming to Indian Springs State Park! Children will enjoy stories with Santa, reindeer games, crafts, cookies, and hot chocolate. Remember the evening with a free picture with Santa! Meet at the Stone Pavilion. $5 parking. 770-504-2277.
Contacts
Cliff Tippens
770-775-7856  Assistant Manager, Indian Springs State Park

Kimberly Corley
770-504-2277  Secretary, Indian Springs

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