"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, walking nature trails or biking to nearby Dauset Trails. A small museum, open seasonally, highlights Creek Indians, the resort era and CCC history. Cottages and campsites may be reserved for overnight stays.
Indian Springs State Park History
Indian Springs State Park’s natural artesian spring has been used by generations of people for its flowing mineral water, that some claim to have homeopathic qualities. Produced by the pressure of the earth forcing underground water to the surface, the water at Indian Springs picks up many minerals during that process, leading to its unique “Sulphur” smell. Known to Native Americans long before the influx of Europeans, the area has always maintained a steady flow of people coming to seek healing, collect drinking water, or recreate around this natural marvel.
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Reservations, Accommodations & Facilities
- 528 Acres
- 105 Acre Lake
- 10 Cottages
- 62 Tent, Trailer & RV Campsites
- Idlewilde Event Center (Seats 500) (Before making reservations, call park for capacity limits.)
- 5 Picnic Shelters (Before making reservations, call park for capacity limits.)
- 1 Group Shelter (seats 130. Before making reservations, call park for capacity limits.)
- 1 Stone Pavilion (seats 130. Before making reservations, call park for capacity limits.) — call park to reserve
- 1 Group Camp (sleeps 130. Before making reservations, call park for capacity limits.)
- 1 Pioneer Campground (Before making reservations, call park for capacity limits.)
- Boat Ramp
- Wi-Fi — available in the park office
Things To Do & See
- Biking — 3.25 miles of trails
- Hiking — 4 miles of trails
- Miniature Golf (fee)
- Weddings — park approval required
- Boat Rental
- Jon Boat Rental
- Ball's Ferry
- Dames Ferry Campground
- Dauset Trails
- High Falls State Park
- Jarrell Plantation State Historic Site
- Piedmont National Wildlife Refuge
- The Village at Indian Springs
- Cedar Creek WMA
- Charlie Elliott Wildlife Center, Clybel WMA, & Marben PFA