Magnolia Springs State Park


Saturday, September 21, 2019

A is for Archery
Saturday, Sep 21, 2019 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.
Ranger Activity
Saturday, Sep 21, 2019 1 PM to 1:30 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Enjoy a tasty cold treat as you cool off and work towards earning your Magnolia Springs Junior Ranger Badge in this fun and educational half hour workshop inside the Nature Center. $1 donation suggested. $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
Accessible Junior Ranger Road Trip 
Radical Reptiles
Saturday, Sep 21, 2019 4 PM to 4:30 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Learn all about reptiles and their adaptations from our Park Ranger. Meet live snakes, turtles and more in this interactive educational presentation that gets you up close and personal to the wonderful world of reptiles. Donations of fruit or vegetables for the tortoise is appreciated. $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
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Arts and Crafts in the Park
Saturday, Sep 21, 2019 5 PM to 6 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Come join us for a fun filled family friendly arts and crafts hour at the park. Be creative and take home your very own masterpiece. Each week we'll be doing a different craft such as grapevine wreaths, glass art, book hooks, and more. $5 plus $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
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Friday, September 27, 2019

S'mores N' More - Campfire Stories
Friday, Sep 27, 2019 8 PM to 9 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Come join a park ranger at the lake amphitheater for a yummy s'mores campfire and then, once it's dark we’ll take turns telling spooky or funny campfire stories. It’s a great way to meet fellow campers and enjoy the serene Magnolia Lake. Weather dependent event. $2 plus $5 parking. 478-982-1660.

Saturday, September 28, 2019

Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 28, 2019 9 AM to 11:30 AM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Our biggest volunteer day of the year. Lend a helping hand as we spend the day improving the park. We will be cleaning and painting the exterior of the Camp Lawton Museum and more as we work hard to make our park beautiful and pristine! All our hard working volunteers will be treated to lunch as a personal thank you from GA State Parks. 478-982-1660.
Ranger Activity
Saturday, Sep 28, 2019 1 PM to 1:30 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Enjoy a tasty cold treat as you cool off and work towards earning your Magnolia Springs Junior Ranger Badge in this fun and educational half hour workshop inside the Nature Center. $1 donation suggested. $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
Accessible Junior Ranger Road Trip 
Candy Apples at the Nature Center
Saturday, Sep 28, 2019 2 PM to 3 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Come decorate your own caramel apple slices with toppings of your choice and get a chance to explore the new Nature Center. $2 plus $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
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Mighty Mammals
Saturday, Sep 28, 2019 4 PM to 4:30 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Learn all about native mammals and their adaptations from our Park Ranger. Touch real furs, skulls and more in this interactive educational presentation that gets you up close and personal to see the mighty mammals of Georgia. $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
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Friday, October 4, 2019

Hay Rides and Marshmallows
Friday, Oct 4, 2019 6 PM to 7:30 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Get your sweet treats in this fun tractor-pulled hay ride down through the park, and then roast marshmallows at the amphitheater and enjoy the beauty of the serene Magnolia Lake. $3 - $10 $5 parking. 478-982-1660.

Saturday, October 5, 2019

Gourd Painting
Saturday, Oct 5, 2019 1 PM to 2 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Come enjoy the fall festivities at the park by painting and decorating your own gourd at the Nature Center. We provide all the supplies for this family friendly program. $5 plus $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
Zombie Archery
Saturday, Oct 5, 2019 3 PM to 4:30 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
It seems that 3D zombie targets are hanging out on the archery range. Join a park ranger and help rid the park of these zombies. All equipment is provided, ages 8 and up. Pre-registration required at least one hour before start. $10 plus $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
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Walk Among the Ghost of Camp Lawton
Saturday, Oct 5, 2019 7 PM to 8 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Come take a walk through time and meet the ghosts of the world's largest prison stockade: the historic Camp Lawton. See reenactments of common scenes throughout the prison and feel what it was like for confederate guards and union prisoners of war from the characters themselves. Commemorative t-shirt included. $20 plus $5 parking. 478-982-1660.

Friday, October 11, 2019

Hay Rides and Marshmallows
Friday, Oct 11, 2019 6 PM to 7:30 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Get your sweet treats in this fun tractor-pulled hay ride down through the park, and then roast marshmallows at the amphitheater and enjoy the beauty of the serene Magnolia Lake. $3 - $10 $5 parking. 478-982-1660.

Saturday, October 12, 2019

Scarecrow Archery
Saturday, Oct 12, 2019 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Learn the techniques of shooting a bow and hitting the target. Then participate in archery shooting activities. This is not just any archery program, we are adding fall fun to this program. Your targets will be scarecrows, pumpkins, and balloons. Ages 7 and up $10 per person $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
Fall Festival at Magnolia Springs
Saturday, Oct 12, 2019 1 PM to 5 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Enjoy fall-themed crafts, games, hayrides, scarecrow hike, archery and so much more. This family-friendly event is sure to be fun for the whole family. $5 per person or $15 for a family $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
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Screen on the Green
Saturday, Oct 12, 2019 7 PM to 9 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Watch a family friendly movie outside and enjoy the beautiful grounds beside the museum. Bring your favorite blanket or lounge chair, kick back and enjoy. Cokes, popcorn and other items will be on sale by Friends of Magnolia Springs State Park. Movie will begin at sunset so arrive early to get your favorite spot. $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
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Friday, October 18, 2019

Hay Rides and Marshmallows
Friday, Oct 18, 2019 6 PM to 7:30 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Get your sweet treats in this fun tractor-pulled hay ride down through the park, and then roast marshmallows at the amphitheater and enjoy the beauty of the serene Magnolia Lake. $3 - $10 $5 parking. 478-982-1660.

Saturday, October 19, 2019

Cori's Photography Workshop
Saturday, Oct 19, 2019 10 AM to 12 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Interested in photography but don't know where to start? Want to improve your camera skills? Whether you use a smartphone, point-and-shoot, or DSLR camera, Ranger Cori wants to share some pro tips from her years in Hollywood with you. Join this workshop to learn and practice getting better photos and video of friends, family, and nature. $10 plus $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
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Pumpkin Painting
Saturday, Oct 19, 2019 1 PM to 2 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Bring the little ones for this fun pumpkin painting program at the Nature Center. Take home your masterpiece and display it for the whole neighborhood to enjoy during the holiday. $5 plus $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
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Zombie Archery
Saturday, Oct 19, 2019 3 PM to 4:30 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
It seems that 3D zombie targets are hanging out on the archery range. Join a park ranger and help rid the park of these zombies. All equipment is provided, ages 8 and up. Pre-registration required at least one hour before start. $10 plus $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
Accessible 
Walk Among the Ghost of Camp Lawton
Saturday, Oct 19, 2019 7 PM to 8 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Come take a walk through time and meet the ghosts of the world's largest prison stockade: the historic Camp Lawton. See reenactments of common scenes throughout the prison and feel what it was like for confederate guards and union prisoners of war from the characters themselves. Commemorative t-shirt included. $20 plus $5 parking. 478-982-1660.

Friday, October 25, 2019

Hay Rides and Marshmallows
Friday, Oct 25, 2019 6 PM to 7:30 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Get your sweet treats in this fun tractor-pulled hay ride down through the park, and then roast marshmallows at the amphitheater and enjoy the beauty of the serene Magnolia Lake. $3 - $10 $5 parking. 478-982-1660.

Saturday, October 26, 2019

Masks and More
Saturday, Oct 26, 2019 1 PM to 2:30 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Come make your very best animal mask or halloween decoration during this family friendly fun arts and crafts program. You can even wear your masks or display your art during our Spooky Camper Contest later this evening. $5 plus $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
Pumpkin Archery
Saturday, Oct 26, 2019 4 PM to 5:30 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Get into the spirit of fall with this smashingly fun pumpkin archery program at the park. Shoot at decorated pumpkins for candy prizes. Pre-registration required before 3pm. $10 plus $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
Accessible 
Walk Among the Ghost of Camp Lawton
Saturday, Oct 26, 2019 7 PM to 8 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Come take a walk through time and meet the ghosts of the world's largest prison stockade: the historic Camp Lawton. See reenactments of common scenes throughout the prison and feel what it was like for confederate guards and union prisoners of war from the characters themselves. Commemorative t-shirt included. $20 plus $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
Spooky Camper Contest
Saturday, Oct 26, 2019 8 PM to 9:30 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Decorate your campsite or cottage for Halloween and compete to win cool prizes for the top three. Don't have a campsite? Catch the spooky hay ride that will take you around to look at all the decorations, and get a score card to vote for your favorites. Kids will get a chance to go trick-or-treating at participating campsites and cabins. $3 - $10 for hayride, plus $5 parking. 478-982-1660.

Saturday, November 16, 2019

Camp Lawton Thankful Day
Saturday, Nov 16, 2019 1 PM to 5 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
The civil war was a difficult time in our history. Camp Lawton Thankful Day will bring history to life with historic talks, cannon shooting, musket firing and reenactors sharing experiences of prison life at the camp. We will conclude with why Abraham Lincoln thought it was important to make Thanksgiving a national holiday in these trying times. $5 per person kids under the age of 10 free $5 parking. 478-982-1660.