Indian Springs State Park and Campground

by | Jan 9, 2021

Indian Springs State Park and Campground is one of the oldest state parks in the United States. The state park is located off I-75 and is about an hour south of Atlanta and 20 minutes north of Macon. The City of Forsyth is less than 10 minutes away providing access to the major grocery and drug store chains, medical facilities, restaurants, and support services. The state park offers a wide range of activities with picnic areas, nature trails, biking, views along the spring, a natural mineral spring, playgrounds, putt-putt course, and 62 campground sites supporting small to large RVs.

The Springs

One of the big draws to the state park is the mineral spring. From the earliest Creek Indian settlements to the 1800’s as a resort town, visitors come to these springs for healing water. The spring is rich in minerals and produces a strong sulphur smell with an odor that can carry for some distance from the spring. The building protecting the spring was built in the 1920’s by the Civilian Conservation Corps during the Great Depression. On any given day, people arrive with their containers to collect the water. And yes, every time I come to Indian Springs State Park, I have to go to the mineral spring to drink this very unique water.

The Campground

Indian Springs Campground MapThe campground has 62 electric and water sites that will support small to large RVs. On our trip we saw pop-up to large 45 foot fifth wheel RVs. Most sites are back-in with a few pull-through sites located in the various loops. The campground is paved with crush and run graved sites all containing a fire ring and picnic table. The sites provide a comfortable distance between campers along with close access to several well maintained bath faculties. The sites offer quite, wooded surroundings with several located along the edge of Macintosh Lake. A dump station is located at the exit of the campground.

Dauset Trails Nature Center

Adjacent to the campground is Dauset Trails and Nature Center. The area covers 1400 acres of scenic woods, fields, creeks, and lake with a bike and hike sections offering over 20 miles of scenic trails. There are easy to more advanced trails with bottom land to steep slopes. The trails are dog friendly requiring a leash.

The nature center has a picnic and playground area along with woodland gardens and live animals that are non-releasable that have been orphaned. These include a variety of mammals, birds of prey, and reptiles.

Indian Springs State Park is beautiful campground in a rural setting with so much to see and enjoy from the springs, trails and the sounds of nature.

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