Magnolia Springs State Park

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.

Special Story - Volunteers At Your Park

Friends of Magnolia Springs is comprised of a passionate group of volunteers. Cindy Gordon, Chairperson, Veronica Cowart, Vice-Chairperson, Joyce Hite, Secretary, and Evie Wiggins, Treasurer, are a tight-knit group who does everything in within their reach to take care of their park and make sure you enjoy your visit at Magnolia Springs State Park.
From beautification projects, events, educational programs, and even getting the park a Little Library - this group will not disappoint in their mission. Their annual...

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Magnolia Springs State Park Volunteer Mailing List

Member support and volunteer efforts are at the core of our mission. Are you interested in learning more about volunteering with us?