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.

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

Took my 3 kids and had a great time

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
2 months ago

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.

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.

backpacking
5 months ago

backpacking
5 months ago

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
7 months ago

Great trails
Only one out here early on a Friday

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
7 months ago

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.

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

mountain biking
8 months ago

Awesome Trails! Not a lot of traffic for a Saturday morning. Definitely could be marked better.

This trail is a lot longer than .8 miles. After 3.4 miles it connects with Dauset Trails. At that point you can turn around and head back to your vehicle or continue and come out eventually at the Dauset trail head. Beautiful trail, well marked. Park in the field before the first entrance to the park for the trail head. Entrance is at the tree line.