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Magnolia Springs State Park

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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.


GPS Coordinates:
N 32.873333 | W -081.961633

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

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

Magnolia Springs State Park



Beaver Trail Hike
Saturday, Jun 4, 2016 8:30 AM to 10 AM
Presenter/Location: Magnolia Springs State Park
Join the Park Ranger on a 1.2 mile hike for National Trails Day. We will meet at the start of the Beaver Trail next to the lake. Bring your water and hiking shoes for an enjoyable hike. $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
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Bill Giles
912-264-7333  Site Manager, Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation Historic Site

Fred and Cathy Fink

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

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