Classic South / Millen

Magnolia Springs State Park

1053 Magnolia Springs Dr.
Millen, GA 30442

478-982-1660 | 800-864-7275
  • Magnolia Springs Cottage

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  • Magnolia Springs Boating

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  • Magnolia Springs Trail

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  • Magnolia Springs Boating and Fishing

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  • Magnolia Springs Cottage Interior

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  • Magnolia Springs Bird Watching

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  • Magnolia Springs Camping

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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 currently on display at the university.

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

    Special Tags

    Civil War Site

    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages

Deals

  • Summer Camping Promotion

    Summer Camping Promotion

    Up to 50% off
    Valid : 07/15/2014 - 08/28/2014

    Get 50% off campsites at Magnolia Springs State Park for stays July 15 through August 28, 2014. Use promo code: SUMMER50%. PROMO CODE: SUMMER50%

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Events

  • Cache In; Trash Out (CITO) - Your State Parks Day

    Cache In; Trash Out (CITO) - Your State Parks Day

    09/27/2014 - 09/27/2014

    Support Magnolia Springs by joining geocachers in cleaning up the park. Bring your gloves and paintbrushes. Meet at the Park Office.

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  • Heritage Day 2014: 150 Years of Camp Lawton

    Heritage Day 2014: 150 Years of Camp Lawton

    11/15/2014 - 11/15/2014

    Enjoy a living history encampment, live cannon fire, and a skirmish of confederate and union soldiers. Georgia Southern will be hosting an archaeology presentation while vendors and other presenters join in the festivities in the picnic area. Remember to stay for the big finale with a cannon firing as soon as it gets dark.

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