Classic South / Millen

Magnolia Springs State Park

1053 Magnolia Springs Dr.
Millen, GA 30442

478-982-1660 | 800-864-7275
  • 1 of 6
  • Camping

    2 of 6
  • 3 of 6
  • 4 of 6
  • Splash Pad

    5 of 6
  • 6 of 6

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

    Special Tags

    Civil War Site

    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages


  • Full Moon Night Hike

    Full Moon Night Hike

    12/13/2016 - 06/09/2017

    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 and Camp Lawton. 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 1 to 3 mile hike depending on you.


    Tuesday, December 13, 2016
    7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

    Thursday, January 12, 2017
    7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

    <... read more

  • First Day Hike at Magnolia Springs

    First Day Hike at Magnolia Springs

    01/01/2017 - 01/01/2017

    What better way to start out the New Year than a beautiful easy guided hike down our wooded trails through the park and Camp Lawton? Hikers will pass unique lime sinks and then along the lakeside before making the stroll back to the Visitor's Center. You can choose to complete the first 1.5 miles or hike the entire route for a rewarding 3 miles.

    read more