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.

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

mountain biking
1 month ago

trail running
3 months ago

Great trail for hiking, biking and running.

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
5 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.