the dyrt
Joy D.
Millen, GA
Joined April 2018
A state park rich in national history

This state park has a beautiful natural spring that is home to aquatic turtles, fish and aligators. It has history as a prisoner of war camp for the civil war and you can see some of that natural history as you walk it's many trails. The knowledgeable rangers work hand in hand with the local college and it's students in archeology to uncover more and more of it's secrets. Here you can play on athe playground with its water splashpad, go down the slides, and walk around the stream looking for aligators (don't feed the aligators) There is birdwatching, kicking and canoeing or paddleboats if you prefer on the lake. You can primitive camp, use a tent or RV space with water and power or rent a cabin. The friends of the park and the rangers host many various activities to make your stay a memorable one. Enjoy!

Halloween night

Our first camping trip together, we thought Halloween would be fun. How much fun? The sites decorated for the holiday, and the kids trick or treated! It was so much fun to see them all dressed up. The fishing pier was nice, and there was canoes and kiacks for rent. The museum was amazing. Make sure you plan at least a half day or more to walk the outside that the confederate daughters have refurbished. The bunkers, the cannons, the ovens to heat the cannonballs are all an walk down history. It makes it come alive.

Alligators and turtles

This is our home park. We come for a night or a weekend and sometimes the week. It’s our get out of the house go to park. I love going to the spring and seeing the turtles. Or looking on the banks to see the alligator sunning. Magnolia has just rebuilt their fishing deck to make it wheelchair accessible. I took the trail in my powerchair and was able to go almost the whole trail. Their bathrooms are so clean. We love boating, so using your own boat or renting one of their paddle boats, kayaks or canoes is simple. You will love the friendliness of this park. For the day or for the week, come visit. They have monthly kids movies, and guided tours.

Beautiful

We are both disabled, so our visit is often very different then most. We don’t hike, but we love boating and loved the sunset tour. The birds, frogs and the bald eagle nest was amazing. We camped for a week. The rangers were so helpful, and the hosts knew the best places to fish and the restaurants to visit. We had a great time