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


    Nature Trails

    Facility Amenities

    Parking on Site

    Picnic Area

    Picnic Shelter

    General Information


    Group Amenities


    Site Information

    30 Amp Elec Hookup

    Number of Sites: 26

    Special Tags

    Civil War Site

    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages


  • Ultraviolet Night Hike

    Ultraviolet Night Hike

    05/25/2018 - 05/25/2018

    Ever wonder what it's like to see in ultraviolet light? Come experience our wooded trails via blacklight and learn all about night florescence with our Park Ranger! Bring good hiking shoes, drinking water, and a small flashlight. Meet at the entrance to Beaver Trail, next to the canoes at the lake.

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  • Zombie Archery

    Zombie Archery

    05/26/2018 - 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, ages 7 and up. Sign up at the Visitor Center or give us a call to save your spot. Limited to 21 participants.

    Saturday, May 26, 2018
    3:30 p.m. - 5 p.m.

    Sunday, May 27, 2018
    2 p.m. - 4 p.m.

    Saturday, June 9, 2018
    4 p.m. - 6 p.m.

    Saturday, June 30, 2018
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  • Birdwatching 101

    Birdwatching 101

    05/26/2018 - 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, May 5, 2018
    10 a.m. - 11 a.m.

    Saturday, May 26, 2018
    10 a.m. - 11 a.m.

    Saturday, June 2, 2018 
    10 a.m. - 11 a.m.

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

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  • Memorial Day Scavenger Hunt

    Memorial Day Scavenger Hunt

    05/28/2018 - 05/28/2018

    Wear your patriotic colors and let's go looking for the hidden treasures. This will be an exciting scavenger hunt around the park. You must take a photo of you with each of the items. You can work as individuals or teams, but everyone must be pictured with the treasures. Prizes to be given out at the end.

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  • Screen on the Green

    Screen on the Green

    06/09/2018 - 08/11/2018

    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, May 12, 2018
    8 p.m. - 10 p.m.

    Saturday, June 9, 2018
    8 p.m. - 10 p.m.

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

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  • Barks in the Park Doggy Hike

    Barks in the Park Doggy Hike

    06/17/2018 - 07/15/2018

    Bring your favorite four-legged companion and join a park ranger for an easy hike in the beautiful Magnolia Springs State Park. Please remember that your companion must be leashed at all times. Good walking shoes are recommended and always remember your water. We will meet at the Visitor's Center.

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