Supported by a local Friends chapter, 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 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.
Magnolia Springs State Park
Friends of Magnolia Springs Helps Welcome Governor Deal
The Friends of Magnolia Springs State Park and the Jenkins County 4-H members worked hard to help landscape grounds at Magnolia Springs and welcome Governor Nathan Deal and First Lady Sandra Deal spring 2014. The governor, first lady, and Commissioner Williams came to Magnolia Springs to attended the Jenkins County Development Authority Barbecue in Jenkins County. Jenkins County Development Authority worked with the Chamber of Commerce to have the Barbecue at Magnolia Springs.
Friends of Magnolia Springs chapter...