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

  • First Day Hike

    First Day Hike

    01/01/2018 - 01/01/2018

    Ring in the New Year and join us for a 1/2 mile hike on our nature trail. Meet at the Visitor Center and wear comfortable shoes and bring water. Pets on a 6 ft. or shorter leash are allowed. After the hike, you are welcome to join us and write your regrets for the 2017 year and burn them in our campfire. Then, write down your hopes for the new year.

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