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LABOR DAY POOL NOTICE: The pool will have a 25-person limit for Labor Day weekend due to limited lifeguard staff. Although the pool will close for the season after Labor Day, the park's Splash Pad will remain open until October 1. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.


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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GPS Coordinates:
N 32.873333 | W -081.961633

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

Address
1053 Magnolia Springs Dr
Millen, GA 30442
Jenkins County
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Magnolia Springs State Park
1053 Magnolia Springs Dr
Millen, GA 30442 View Details


  32.873333
Magnolia Springs State Park

 


Phone
478-982-1660

Magnolia Springs ABCs: All About Alligators
Saturday, Sep 5, 2015 2 PM to 2:45 PM
Presenter/Location: Magnolia Springs State Park
Come join us for the first program in our new ABCs Interpretive Series! This week we will focus on one of the park's most popular animals, the American Alligator, and we will be meeting at the park's spring.  $2 per child $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
Butterflies & Painting – Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 26, 2015 9 AM to 1 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaPresenter/Location: Magnolia Springs State Park
Join park staff and volunteers as we spend the day making improvements to one of the park’s group shelters as well as construct butterfly habitat. Some of us will be painting, some digging, but we will all be giving our time to make visible improvements to the park. 478-982-1660.
Magnolia Springs ABCs: Beautiful Butterflies
Saturday, Sep 26, 2015 3 PM to 3:45 PM
Presenter/Location: Magnolia Springs State Park
Come join us for the second program in our new ABCs Interpretive Series! This program will focus on butterflies and other pollinators, and will meet at the dock at the park's lake followed by a walk to the pollinator garden that is being built that same day.  $2 per child $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
Magnolia Springs ABCs: Crazy Conifers
Saturday, Oct 10, 2015 3 PM to 3:45 PM
Presenter/Location: Magnolia Springs State Park
Come join us for the next program in our ABCs Interpretive Series! This program will focus on the the different types of pine trees at Magnolia Springs as well as the ways that they are used by both people and animals.  $2 per child $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
Magnolia Springs ABCs: Danger, Danger!
Saturday, Oct 24, 2015 3 PM to 3:45 PM
Presenter/Location: Magnolia Springs State Park
Come join us for the second program in our ABCs Interpretive Series! This program will focus on outdoor safety topics including animals and plants to avoid as well as what to do if you get lost in the woods. This program will meet at the parks' spring.  $2 per person $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
Contacts
Bill Giles
912-264-7333  Site Manager, Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation Historic Site

Fred and Cathy Fink
330-831-2202  Lion Fred, Lions Club Member

Wade Huffman
912-384-7082  Park Manager II, General Coffee State Park

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