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Magnolia Springs Park, Millen

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#64 of 74 in Nature in Georgia
Magnolia Springs State Park is a 1,070-acre Georgia state park located between Perkins and Millen in Jenkins County. The park was built as a project of the Civilian Conservation Corps and opened in 1939. The park is well known for its crystal clear springs that are estimated to flow 7e6USgal per day. The park also offers unique wildlife near the springs, including alligators, turtles, and a variety of birds and fish. During the American Civil War the area that now comprises the day-use area of the park was used as a prison, and was called Camp Lawton. The park still houses remnants of the earthen fort that guarded the 10,000-prisoner camp. Two huge timbers, possibly from the prison but more likely from work done by the Civilian Conservation Corps between 1938 and 1942, were recovered from the spring run. The park has 26 tent/RV campsite, eight fully furnished cottages with central HVAC and satellite TV a, a 16-person Group Lodge with satellite TV and screened back porch, and a new History Center that currently displays some of the first artifacts excavated by the archaeology team from Georgia Southern University. Georgia Southern's Sociology/Anthropology Department has been conducting surveys and excavations for a number of years at the park, serving as an outstanding partner in revealing and interpreting the history of Camp Lawton. In the summer of 2015 the park is opening a splash pad to ultimately take the place of the aging and underused swimming pool.
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  • Stayed in 2 bedroom cabin no 7 over Labor Day weekend. Cabin was clean and very well equipped. We really enjoyed using the fire pit (wood for sale at visitors centre) and the rocking chairs on the scr...  more »
  • This is a very serene park. Cabins are a plus and the archeological dig that is occurring there right now is awesome. A look back into history!!! Splash pad is enjoyed by all. The springs are so clear...  more »
  • We spent a long weekend at Magnolia Springs to celebrate a birthday and it was great. They have closed their pool since the last time we were there, but have installed a splash-pad. The lack of swimmi...  more »

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