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 swimming in McIntosh Lake, named for Creek Chief William McIntosh who signed an illegal treaty deeding Indian land to Georgia in 1825. 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
From program support to conservation efforts, Friends volunteers at Indian Springs State Park are constantly working on new projects that help keep the historic and natural assets of this park preserved. As one of Georgia’s oldest state parks, Indian Springs has beautiful charm and unique opportunities that draw guests from across the country. The park’s mineral rich healing waters and tranquil setting was once home to Creek Indians, and later, the CCC worked to create wonderful stone buildings that remain important structures...