Supported by a local Friends chapter and conveniently located near I-75 in middle Georgia, Indian Springs is one of the oldest state parks in the United States and a popular spot for outdoor recreation. For centuries, Creek Indians collected the spring water for its healing qualities, and during the 1800s, the area was a bustling resort town. Today, visitors can still sample the spring water flowing inside the stone Spring House built by the Civilian Conservation Corps during the Great Depression. Park guests can enjoy wading in Sandy Creek or paddling in McIntosh Lake, named for Creek Chief William McIntosh who signed an illegal treaty deeding Indian land to Georgia in 1825. Fishing and personal kayaks & canoes are permitted on the lake and there are also hiking and biking trails to enjoy. A small museum, open seasonally, highlights Creek Indians, the resort era and CCC history. Cottages and campsites may be reserved for overnight stays.
Indian Springs State Park
Expanding Gardens & Educational Opportunities
Friends volunteers across Georgia are passionate about providing healthful habitats for our native plants and animals. It's only natural that we keep gardens with flowers that provide nectar and host plants that are often swarming with butterflies. Providing and protecting these habitats takes much time and effort, to which our volunteers at Indian Springs State Park are fully committed.
Friends volunteers at Indian Springs have been hard at work developing an area of the park to expand the gardens into an outdoor...