Georgia State Parks and Historic Sites
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.


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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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Phone
478-982-1660

Heritage Day 2014: 150 Years of Camp Lawton
Saturday, Nov 15, 2014 9 AM
Civil War History EventGet Outdoors GeorgiaPresenter/Location: Magnolia Springs State Park
Enjoy a living history encampment, live cannon fire, and the replica of the Confederate submarine H.L. Hunley. Georgia Southern will be hosting an archaeology presentation while vendors and other presenters join in the festivities in the picnic area. $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
Magnolia Springs First Day Hikes
Thursday, Jan 1, 2015 11 AM
Thursday, Jan 1, 2015 2 PM
Tons of FunPresenter/Location: Magnolia Springs State Park
Camp Lawton History Tour at 11:00 A.M. Easy 3/4 mile hike. Fitness Nature Hike at 2:00 P.M. Easy 3 mile hike where you will learn about the local ecology of the park. For both hikes meet at the park office, wear comfortable shoes, and bring water and a snack. $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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