Classic South / Millen

Magnolia Springs State Park

1053 Magnolia Springs Dr.
Millen, GA 30442

478-982-1660 | 800-864-7275
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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 on display in the park's museum.

Info & Amenities

  • Hours of Operation

    Sunday: 7:00AM - 10:00PM
    Monday: 7:00AM - 10:00PM
    Tuesday: 7:00AM - 10:00PM
    Wednesday: 7:00AM - 10:00PM
    Thursday: 7:00AM - 10:00PM
    Friday: 7:00AM - 10:00PM
    Saturday: 7:00AM - 10:00PM

    Admission & Fees

    Daily ParkPass $5.00

    Activities

    Nature Trails

    Facility Amenities

    Parking on Site

    Picnic Area

    Picnic Shelter

    General Information

    Family-friendly

    Group Amenities

    Group-friendly

    Site Information

    30 Amp Elec Hookup

    Number of Sites: 26

    Special Tags

    Civil War Site

    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages

Events

  • Full Moon Night Hike

    Full Moon Night Hike

    06/29/2018 - 07/27/2018

    Explore the full moonlit night by using all of your senses while going on a Park Ranger led hike through the wooded trails of Magnolia Springs State Park. Listen and look for Whippoorwills, owls, bats, and other creatures of the night. Bring a flashlight, water, and good hiking shoes. This is an easy one mile hike. Meet at the Beaver Trail.

    Friday, June 29, 2018
    9 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.

    Friday, July 27, 2018
    9 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.

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  • Birdwatching 101

    Birdwatching 101

    07/07/2018 - 08/04/2018

    Join our park ranger on a stroll through beautiful Magnolia Springs and learn to identify local bird species in a variety of habitats. Bring good walking shoes, drinking water, and binoculars for this fun beginner's birdwatching tour!

    Saturday, July 7, 2018 
    10 a.m. - 11 a.m.

    Saturday, August 4, 2018
    10 a.m. - 11 a.m.

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  • Stargazing at the Park

    Stargazing at the Park

    07/13/2018 - 08/12/2018

    Come view the wonders of the night sky through our telescope, and learn about astronomy and the constellations. We'll be setting up the telescope in the field next to the museum for the best possible view. Feel free to bring lawn chairs or blankets to make the experience more enjoyable.

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  • Zombie Archery

    Zombie Archery

    07/14/2018 - 08/25/2018

    It seems that 3D zombie targets are hanging out on the archery range. Join a park ranger and help rid the park of these zombies. All equipment is provided. This is for ages 7 and up. Sign up at the Visitor Center or give us a call to save your spot. Limited to 21 participants.

    Saturday, June 30, 2018
    2 p.m. - 4 p.m.

    Saturday, July 14, 2018
    4 p.m. - 6 p.m.

    Saturday, July 28, 2018
    4 p.m. - 6 p.m.

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  • Screen on the Green

    Screen on the Green

    07/14/2018 - 09/08/2018

    Join us for a movie under the stars in front of the museum. Bring blankets and chairs to relax for a family night of fun! Popcorn, hot chocolate, Cokes and glow sticks will be for sale. Movie begins at 8 p.m., and remember to bring the children. No alcoholic beverages allowed!

    Saturday, July 14, 2018 
    8 p.m. - 10 p.m.

    Saturday, August 11, 2018
    8 p.m. - 10 p.m.

    Saturday, September 8, 2018 
    8 p.m. - 10 p.m.

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  • Fish Tales: Kids Fishing Workshop

    Fish Tales: Kids Fishing Workshop

    07/27/2018 - 08/24/2018

    Enjoy this exciting event as you learn fishing basics such as fish identification, types of gear used, and different kinds of bait. Then, go fishing with a Park Ranger in Magnolia Springs Lake. Fishing gear is provided. Fun prizes will be handed out at the end for the first, biggest, and the most caught.

    Friday, July 27, 2018
    5 p.m. - 8 p.m.

    Saturday, August 11, 2018
    4 p.m. - 7 p.m.

    Friday, August 24, 2018
    5 p.m. - 8 p.m.

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