Magnolia Springs State Park


Saturday, February 1, 2020

Winter Nature Hike
Saturday, Feb 1, 2020 10 AM to 11 AM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Get your blood pumping as you hop like a toad, run like a deer, do the tortoise slo-mo walk and more in this fun ½ mile interactive hike along the beautiful Woodpecker Trail. $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
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Civil War Cooking
Saturday, Feb 1, 2020 2 PM to 3 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Come taste an authentic recipe from all the way back in the 1860's. Park staff will be cooking a dish that the soldiers would have eaten at their campfires. $3.00-$4.00 $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
Tales from Camp Lawton
Saturday, Feb 1, 2020 3:30 PM to 4 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Come listen to harrowing tales of thievery, attempted prison escapes, mad hatters, assassinations, and more in this half hour historically accurate program. Tour the museum and then sit down and enjoy the enthralling stories from a civil war period soldier or soldier's wife. $5 plus $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
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Saturday, February 8, 2020

Cozy Book Reading with a Ranger
Saturday, Feb 8, 2020 1 PM to 1:30 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Come warm up as you enjoy a family-friendly book read by one of our Park Rangers. Meet at the Nature Center. $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
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Cool Weather Craft
Saturday, Feb 8, 2020 2 PM to 3 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Enjoy timeless indoor crafts in this hour long program. Each week we teach a new skill such as fiber spinning, natural dyes, knitting, or quilting and learn about it's historical significance. $5 plus $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
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Sunday, February 9, 2020

Super Museum Sunday
Sunday, Feb 9, 2020 1 PM to 3 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Come take advantage of free admission to our Camp Lawton Museum and see artifacts found here on site. There will also be several musket demonstrations throughout the program. $5 parking. 478-982-1660.

Friday, February 14, 2020

Sunset Paddle Trip
Friday, Feb 14, 2020 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Enjoy Valentine's Day with a sunset paddle. Come enjoy this peaceful paddle as we watch the sunset and listen to nature come alive. Sign up at the Visitors Center before 3 pm or call the office to register $5-15 $5 and $15 per boat $5 parking. 478-982-1660.

Saturday, February 15, 2020

Winter Nature Hike
Saturday, Feb 15, 2020 10 AM to 11 AM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Get your blood pumping as you hop like a toad, run like a deer, do the tortoise slo-mo walk and more in this fun ½ mile interactive hike along the beautiful Woodpecker Trail. $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
DIRT Event 
Volunteer Spruce Up the Park Day
Saturday, Feb 15, 2020 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Come out and help spruce up Magnolia Springs State Park on this volunteer day. 478-982-1660.
Civil War Cooking
Saturday, Feb 15, 2020 2 PM to 3 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Come taste an authentic recipe from all the way back in the 1860's. Park staff will be cooking a dish that the soldiers would have eaten at their campfires. $3.00-$4.00 $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
Museum and Musket fire
Saturday, Feb 15, 2020 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Come visit the Museum and see live firing demonstrations of a musket by a civil war soldier. $5 plus $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
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Saturday, February 22, 2020

Cozy Book Reading with a Ranger
Saturday, Feb 22, 2020 1 PM to 1:30 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Come warm up as you enjoy a family-friendly book read by one of our Park Rangers. Meet at the Nature Center. $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
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Cool Weather Craft
Saturday, Feb 22, 2020 2 PM to 3 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Enjoy timeless indoor crafts in this hour long program. Each week we teach a new skill such as fiber spinning, natural dyes, knitting, or quilting and learn about it's historical significance. $5 plus $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
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Saturday, February 29, 2020

Winter Nature Hike
Saturday, Feb 29, 2020 10 AM to 11 AM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Get your blood pumping as you hop like a toad, run like a deer, do the tortoise slo-mo walk and more in this fun ½ mile interactive hike along the beautiful Woodpecker Trail. $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
DIRT Event 
Tales from Camp Lawton
Saturday, Feb 29, 2020 3:30 PM to 4 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Come listen to harrowing tales of thievery, attempted prison escapes, mad hatters, assassinations, and more in this half hour historically accurate program. Tour the museum and then sit down and enjoy the enthralling stories from a civil war period soldier or soldier's wife. $5 plus $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
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Saturday, March 7, 2020

Soldier Saturday- Yarn Spinning
Saturday, Mar 7, 2020 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Have you ever wonder where clothing came from during the civil war era? Who made it? Many Union and Confederate soldiers wore clothing that was hand spun by their family. Visitors will step back in time to learn the art of yarn spinning. Each person will have their on spindle and yarn to prefect the craft of spinning.; just like our ancestors. $5 plus $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
Soldier Saturday- Candle Making
Saturday, Mar 7, 2020 1 PM to 2 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Candles served as a primary light sources during the Civil War. Safety, availability and expense made candles a more reasonable source of light than oil lamps. Candles were home-made during this time period. Legend has it that candles were left in windows to lead young soldiers home. Come join us in candle making like women of the past did. $3 plus $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
Soldier Saturday- Museum Tour with a Soldier
Saturday, Mar 7, 2020 3 PM to 5 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Join confederate soldiers as they guide you through Camp Lawton History Museum. Learn about living in the largest prison camp in the world and what struggles prisoners went through daily to survive. Hear the sounds of the muskets fire and see remnants of the past as you tour the museum. $5 plus $5 parking. 478-982-1660.

Saturday, March 14, 2020

St. Patrick's Day Archery Games
Saturday, Mar 14, 2020 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Can you catch the leprechaun with his pot 'o gold? Or spot the four leaf clover in the patch, and hit it before anyone else? Have fun playing Irish themed-games, test your archery skills, and your lucky clover in this green and gold filled archery event. Make sure to wear green! $10 plus $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
Barks in the Park Doggy Hike
Saturday, Mar 14, 2020 2 PM to 2:30 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Bring your favorite four-legged companion and join a Park Ranger for an easy hike in the beautiful Magnolia Springs State Park. Please remember that your companion must be leashed at all times. Good walking shoes are recommended and always remember your water. We will meet at the Visitor's Center. $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
Nature Talk and Hike with the Naturalist
Saturday, Mar 14, 2020 3 PM to 4 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Join the Park Naturalist and learn about the different wildlife, trees, and plants located throughout the park. Then enjoy a guided hike along the trails. Hopefully you will be able to recognize something you just learned about. $2 donation $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
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Saturday, March 21, 2020

A is for Archery
Saturday, Mar 21, 2020 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Just learning to shoot a bow and arrow? Want to brush up? Here’s your chance to get a Ranger led course on basic archery. From solid stances, terminology, safety, and target practice our Ranger will help you improve your archery skills. $7 plus $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
Pioneer Cooking
Saturday, Mar 21, 2020 12 PM to 1 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
What did the pioneers eat? What did they cook? Come join us as we step into the shoes of a pioneer and learn what they eat and how they cooked it. Our naturalist will cook up a pot of pioneer stew and some muffins for all to enjoy. $5 plus $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
Fireside Hike
Saturday, Mar 21, 2020 3 PM to 4:30 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Come join our Ranger for a one-mile winter hike on the beautiful Beaver Trail learning about the season's flora and fauna. Then enjoy marshmallows and a cup of cocoa in front of the fire to warm up. $5 plus $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
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Saturday, March 28, 2020

The Great Magnolia Tree
Saturday, Mar 28, 2020 10 AM to 11 AM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Come learn about the plant that Magnolia Springs State Park was named after. What does this tree look like? Does the Magnolia Tree have flowers? What is it's habitat? These questions and more will be answered as we discover the Great Magnolia Tree. $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
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The Search For the Great Magnolia Tree
Saturday, Mar 28, 2020 2 PM to 3 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Join the naturalist on a nature hike to find Magnolia trees on the park. Along the way you will discover animals and plants that live on the park as we go on this search for the Great Magnolia. $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
DIRT Event 
Cozy Book Reading with a Ranger
Saturday, Mar 28, 2020 4 PM to 4:30 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Come warm up as you enjoy a family-friendly book read by one of our Park Rangers. Meet at the Nature Center. $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
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Saturday, April 4, 2020

Archery- Bunnies, Baskets and Easter Eggs
Saturday, Apr 4, 2020 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Come enjoy this holiday themed archery program. Participants will learn how to use a compound bow and shot targets; not just any targets. They will use their skills to shot targets with bunnies, baskets and Easter eggs. This program is sure to be fun for the whole family. Ages 7 and up $10 plus $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
Easter Celebration
Saturday, Apr 4, 2020 1 PM to 2 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Come enjoy this family fun event. We will begin the afternoon with Easter Crafts from 1-2 PM. Guests will create Easter Bonnets. Supplies will be provided Have you even done the Bunny Hop? Starting at 3 PM we will have Bunny Hop Music and Dancing. We will finish the celebration with an Easter Parade through the park starting at 4:30 pm. $5 plus $5 parking. 478-982-1660.

Saturday, April 11, 2020

Spring Into Easter
Saturday, Apr 11, 2020 1 PM to 4:30 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Magnolia Springs will be celebrating Easter with crafts, bunny games, and more. Participants will create Easter baskets, go on an Easter basket hike, make Easter bunnies, see and touch real rabbits and participate in an Easter scavenger egg hunt. Children will be limited to so many eggs. eggs. $3 per child $5 parking. 478-982-1660.

Saturday, April 18, 2020

The Mystery of Snakes
Saturday, Apr 18, 2020 11 AM to 12 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Ever wonder why a snake flicks his tongue? Are snakes dry or wet? Do snakes have ears? These questions and more will be answered as we discover the mystery of snakes. Participants will meet our two resident snakes and even get the opportunity to touch Cornell Mustard our resident corn snake. $3 plus $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
Camp Lawton History Hike and Museum Tour
Saturday, Apr 18, 2020 2 PM to 3 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Join us in a Ranger led hike on Fort Lawton Trail and a visit to the History Museum. This hike goes through parts of what was "The World's Largest Prison", built in 1864 during the Civil War by the Confederate Army. Highlights of the trail include two sets of defensive earthworks, the cannon ramps from Fort Lawton, locations of the stockade wall. $5 per person 5 and older $5 parking. 478-982-1660.