Magnolia Springs State Park is known for its crystal-clear springs flowing 7 to 9 million gallons of water per day and the beautiful boardwalk which spans the cool water. During warmer months, visitors may watch for alligators, turtles and other wildlife near the springs. A 28-acre lake with accessible dock is available for fishing and boating. Numerous picnic shelters and tables are perfect locations for family reunions and birthday parties. Magnolia Springs State Park is part of both the Park Paddlers Club and the Muddy Spokes Club. Paddlers who explore the small lake and bikers who finish the parks 3-mile loop can work toward earning members-only t-shirts. During the Civil War, the site was called Camp Lawton and served as the worlds largest prison. Today, little remains of the prison stockade; however, the earthen breastworks which guarded it may still be seen.

3 months ago

Great trail!

Awesome hiking spot my daughter and I enjoyed the magnolia loop trail. The springs are beautiful abundance of wildlife

Great photo opportunities! Lots of wildlife, alligators, snakes, turtles, birds! The wooden boardwalk and wooden bridge allows for more beautiful photo opps. The trail was easy. The camp grounds look nice. Canoeing, kayaking, and biking available also. I would definitely plan a camping trip here.

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Fun campground for family. They have a boardwalk that goes by a massive spring that has a ton of turtles the kids love to watch and you can see the occasional baby alligator sunning itself. Kids never tire of going and running a long the trails there.

Saturday, August 08, 2015

Pretty small area, places to camp including cabins. Trails are small and really family friendly. There are alligators that live in the lake but they stay away when there are people around. Tons of turtles. Fort Lawton was pretty neat, seems to be a relatively new excavated site that they want to make bigger over time. Small fee for parking and the museum was $2 a person. Overall pretty cool if you're a civil war history buff.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Great state park in the middle of nowhere. Lot of hiking trails and a pretty nice walk in tent site. There was a lot of geocaches here and a nice size lake for fishing. Overall, if you plan to come here you must hike some of these trails.

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Wednesday, May 09, 2012


Friday, July 08, 2011

It was a very mild walk not really a hike but they had alligators it that was cool.

Friday, January 30, 2015