Nature lovers in middle Georgia may want to pay a visit to the beautiful Indian Springs state park. This lovely park offers a wealth of things to see and do, and it is a great destination for a quick weekday or weekend getaway. The park is also a great place to camp, and the perfect retreat for an extended vacation.
Indian Springs is located off of well traveled I-75 in middle George, and it is generally acknowledged to be the oldest state park in the country. The history of the park goes all the way back to 1927, when the area first was designated as an official state forest park.
Of course the history of the area goes back much further than that, and indeed the Creek Indians had used the nearby springs for centuries. These early residents felt that the springs contained natural healing properties, and this special water was often used for that purpose. Modern visitors can decide for themselves as they partake of the spring water available on the site.
Those visitors will find a very accommodating and well equipped state park, with some 88 campsites, 10 private cottages and seven picnic shelters available for reservation. These accommodations can go quickly, so visitors are advised to book early, especially during the popular summer months.
Visitors will find plenty to do once they have arrived at the park, including a seasonal beach for swimming or just lounging in the sun. Boaters can enjoy the waterways, and private boats are permitted in the park. Those without their own boats can rent a fishing boat for a fun day on the water. The kids can enjoy miniature golf, playgrounds and more, while the whole family can enjoy hiking around the park and seeing the splendor of nature.
With so much to see and do it is no wonder the Indian Springs state park continues to be such a popular getaway for singles, couples and families of all ages. Whether your tastes run to boating, fishing, hiking, camping or just walking in the woods, you are sure to find plenty to see and do at Indian Springs state park.