Located off I-75 in middle Georgia, Indian Springs is thought to be the oldest state park in the nation. It was acquired by the state in 1825 and became an official "State Forest Park" in 1927. The Creek Indians used the springs for centuries to heal the sick and impart extra vigor to the well. During the 1800s, the area was a bustling resort town. Today, visitors can still sample the spring water while enjoying the parks cottages, camping, swimming, fishing and boating. Many structures within the park, such as the spring house, were built during the Great Depression by members of FDRs Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC). A museum (hours limited) highlights Creek Indians, the resort era and CCC history. The park's Lake McIntosh is named for the Creek Chief William McIntosh who, in 1825, signed the illegal Treaty of Indian Springs, deeding Indian land to the state of Georgia. He was soon assassinated by his people for treason.

beautiful day, trails pretty level, think more for biking, got confused on which way to go, but all in all got steps in and had a good dinner at Buckners!

Great trail by the water for a bit.

Beautiful hike along a lake with many hills.

Great trail. Tons of single track for mountain bike game.

trail running
7 months ago

Great trail for hiking, biking and running.

hiking
9 months ago

Nice shaded trail, easy to follow (even if it isn't marked well). There is a spot where you can get to the creek, it's a very quiet peaceful spot.

mountain biking
9 months ago

Awesome bike trails, a bit rooty in areas but overall fun trails to ride!

Beautiful trail along the lake. Mile markers to keep you on track and the half way point being Dauset Nature center was such a treat. Wish we left earlier so we have enjoyed walking around Dauset more before the three miles back.

Absolutely beautiful park. Went 1, 2, 10, 9, 8, 17, 12, 18, 19 to 20. Hikes 6.2 miles in 2h 52m. Exhausted by the end, but felt great. Can't wait to build up stamina and hike further.
Can't wait to hike this park again.

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Many more extra trails make for potentially 20+ miles in all.

hiking
Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Took my 3 kids and had a great time

walking
Thursday, January 12, 2017

You can avoid parking fees for the park by parking at the trail head in the field and walking to the state park.

mountain biking
Monday, January 02, 2017

l love these trails but they are very confusing and it is easy to get lost. It is lacking adequate signage. Even though I am some what familiar with the trails after being there many times it is still so easy to get lost.

hiking
Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Great 7 mile hike this morning. Would have given five stars except signage is lacking. Glad I have AllTrails installed on my iPhone. Will be back.

hiking
Saturday, September 10, 2016

We moved to the area recently from North GA, felt just like up there hardly and people on a Sat afternoon. If you want a longer hike- keep going to the nature center. There is water, restrooms, and an awesome "zoo" to walk. Our total distance was 8.2 miles with 410 elevation gain out and back. It is well shaded the whole way. This will be our new weekend hike!

trail running
Friday, August 19, 2016

Great trails
Only one out here early on a Friday

Sunday, August 07, 2016

Trail status update 2016-08-07. Large oak down on huff-n-puff near marker 21. Turkey is washed out on places. Other trails in good shape.

mountain biking
Thursday, August 04, 2016

Rode the Green course with my wife and 11 year old son. Great track for beginners. both my wife and son did well. a few slightly technical sections, but overall easy ride.

hiking
Sunday, July 31, 2016

Nice and hilly. A little unkept in certain areas. Really pretty views of the lake from the trail.

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