MAGNOLIA SPRINGS STATE PARK, GA

Beautiful 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 28-acre lake is available for fishing and boating...
Status: Open year round.   Season Dates
Max reservation window: Thu Oct 15 2015   Later Dates

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Parkpass is required for all vehicles.
ParkPass fees: 1-12 passenger vehicles $5 per day or $50 annual ParkPass;
13 - 30 passenger vehicles $30 per day or $75 annual ParkPass;
31 or more passenger vehicles $70 per day or $250 annual ParkPass;
Georgia active duty military/veterans $3.75 per day or $37.50 annual ParkPass.

ParkPass is available at the park office or by calling (770) 389-7401.
Overnight guests pay only one fee for the duration of their stay.

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MAGNOLIA 2 BEDROOM COTTAGES Cottage 8
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MAGNOLIA 2 BEDROOM COTTAGES Cottage 8
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MAGNOLIA 3 BEDROOM COTTAGES Cottage 12
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MAGNOLIA 3 BEDROOM COTTAGES Cottage 12
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Nonspecific+ Campsite Electric 6 25
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Nonspecific+ Campsite Electric 6 40
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MAGNOLIA GROUP SHELTER 3 Group Shelter 40
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MAGNOLIA PICNIC SHELTERS Picnic Shelter 40 Accessible
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MAGNOLIA PICNIC SHELTERS Picnic Shelter 40
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MAGNOLIA PICNIC SHELTERS Picnic Shelter 40 Accessible
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MAGNOLIA PICNIC SHELTERS Picnic Shelter 40
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MAGNOLIA PICNIC SHELTERS Picnic Shelter 40
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MAGNOLIA PICNIC SHELTERS Picnic Shelter 40
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MAGNOLIA PICNIC SHELTERS Picnic Shelter 40
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MAGNOLIA PICNIC SHELTERS Picnic Shelter 40
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Nonspecific+ Tent Only Walk-In Campsites 6
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MAGNOLIA 2 BEDROOM ACCESSIBLE COTTAGE Cottage 8 Accessible
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MAGNOLIA 2 BEDROOM ACCESSIBLE COTTAGE Cottage 8 Accessible
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Nonspecific+ Campsite Electric 6 Accessible 40
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MAGNOLIA GROUP SHELTER 2 Group Shelter 100 Accessible
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+When you reserve one of these sites, it will not be a site specific reservation. You will be assigned a site when you arrive at the campground.
** Arrival dates earlier than the online-reservation-window may also be available at the campground.
*** Some sites may be available only from the campground on a first-come-first-served basis.
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Overview

Description

Beautiful 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 28-acre lake is available for fishing and boating. Overnight guests can choose from cottages and a small campground. Magnolia Springs State Park is part of both the Park Paddlers Club and the Muddy Spokes Club. Paddlers who explore the small lake and bikers who finish a 3-mile loop can work toward earning members-only t-shirts.

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.

Recreation:

  • Natural Spring and Boardwalk

  • Hiking and Bicycling - 5 miles of trails, Muddy Spokes Club

  • Fishing - accessible dock

  • Boating - private boats allowed, ramp, Park Paddlers Club

  • Canoe and Fishing Boat Rental

  • Swimming Pool (fee, annual passes available, seasonal)

  • GeoCaching

  • 3 Playgrounds

  • Picnicking

  • Camp Lawton - Civil War excavation by Georgia Southern and Fish & Wildlife Service

  • Weddings (park approval required)

  • Facilities:

  • 1,070 Acres

  • 8 Cottages ($135-$165, higher during Masters Week) -- #5 is dog friendly ($45 per dog, max 2)

  • 26 Tent, Trailer, RV Campsites ($25-$28)

  • 3 Walk-in Campsites ($20)

  • 2 Pioneer Campgrounds ($50)

  • Group Camp (sleeps 106, $275-$550)

  • Group Cottage (sleeps 16, $135, $140from 2015)

  • 8 Picnic Shelters ($35)

  • 2 Group Shelters (seat 40-100, $100-$200)

  • Museum (open by request)

  • Nearby Attractions:

  • Brazell's Creek Golf Course at Gordonia-Alatamaha

  • George L. Smith State Park

  • Georgia's Classic South

  • Gordonia-Alatamaha State Park

  • Hamburg State Outdoor Recreation Area

  • Historic Augusta, Georgia

  • Historic Savannah, Georgia

  • Booking Window

    Campsite Electric

    Mon Sep 15 2014 - Thu Oct 15 2015

    Reservations can be made for today and can be made up to 13 Month(s) in advance.

    Cottage

    Wed Sep 17 2014 - Thu Oct 15 2015

    Reservations must be made 2 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 13 Month(s) in advance.

    Group Shelter

    Wed Sep 17 2014 - Thu Oct 15 2015

    Reservations must be made 2 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 13 Month(s) in advance.

    Picnic Shelter

    Wed Sep 17 2014 - Thu Oct 15 2015

    Reservations must be made 2 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 13 Month(s) in advance.

    Tent Only Walk-In Campsites

    Mon Sep 15 2014 - Thu Oct 15 2015

    Reservations can be made for today and can be made up to 13 Month(s) in advance.

    Season Dates

    Season Schedule

    Park Season Start End
    Peak Wed Jan 01 2014 Wed Dec 31 2014
    Peak Thu Jan 01 2015 Thu Dec 31 2015
    Services and Amenities
    Within Facility
    • Air Conditioning
    • Amphitheater
    • Ball Field
    • Biking
    • Boat Launch
    • Boat Rental
    • Boat Rentals
    • Boating
    • Canoe Rental
    • Canoe Rentals
    • Canoeing
    • Comfort Station
    • Electric Hook-Ups
    • Fire Ring
    • Fire Rings
    • Fishing
    • Freshwater Aquarium
    • Grill
    • Grills
    • Group Cottage
    • Hiking
    • Historic Camp Lawton
    • Host Site
    • Museum
    • Natural Spring W/ Boardwalk
    • Picnic Tables
    • Picnicking
    • Playground
    • Swimming
    • Swimming - Pool
    • Volleyball
    • Washer/Dryer
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    Fees and Cancellation Policies

    Facility Rates*
    Park Season Site Type Nightly/Daily Rates
    Peak Season
    Jan 01 2014 -
    Dec 31 2014
    Tent Only Walk-In Campsites $20.00
    Picnic Shelter $35.00
    Group Shelter $100.00-$200.00
    Cottage $115.00-$300.00
    Campsite Electric $28.00
    Peak Season
    Jan 01 2015 -
    Dec 31 2015
    Tent Only Walk-In Campsites $20.00
    Picnic Shelter $35.00
    Group Shelter $100.00-$200.00
    Cottage $115.00-$300.00
    Campsite Electric $28.00

    *Displayed rates do not reflect discounts, attribute fees (electrical hook-ups / water hook-ups), taxes or incremental charges
    **Weekly rates may not be available for all sites
    Getting There
    GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
    32.88667, -81.95556
    32°53'12"N, 81°57'20"W

    5 miles north of Millen on U.S. Hwy. 25.
    Contact Information

    Mailing Address:

    MAGNOLIA SPRINGS STATE PARK
    1053 MAGNOLIA SPRINGS DRIVE
    MILLEN  GA  30442

    Phone Number:

    Information:  (478)982-1660
    Additional Information