Indian Springs State Park is rich in history and natural beauty. The Creek Indians once used the springs for healing the sick. It was an important site to the Creek and held great significance to them.
The state of Georgia took over the land from the Indians in the 1820’s and it became a growing tourist destination. The mineral rich spring water helped attract people to the area and allow the area to grow. Several hotels were built to cater to visitors to the area.
A change in economical conditions hit the area hard. Many of the resort hotels were abandoned and eventually torn down. The state of Georgia took over the park in 1927 two years before the Great Depression. They officially gave the park its name, Indian Springs State Park. The Civilian Conservation Corp under Franklin D. Roosevelt’s presidency are responsible for the beautiful stone buildings throughout the park.
Today the park is a favorite camping destination and people still come to collect water from the spring. You can sample the water in the park office located in the Idlewilde House.
We of course drove around Indian Springs State Park and checked out the campgrounds. The sites were located near the banks of McIntosh Lake.
They looked spacious with plenty of room between sites. The sites are not full hook-ups, but there is a dump station located in the campground. Pets are welcomed, but must be leashed.
There are several activities to enjoy while visiting the state park. Boating, fishing, and hiking are just a few. Check out their website here for more information.
This was such a fun park to explore while camping at High Falls State Park. We didn’t get a chance to walk the trails in the park, our kids were worn out from hiking the trails at High Falls. We just had a relaxing stroll exploring Indian Springs State Park and the springs itself. This would be a great park to camp at or to just visit for the day.
Definitely check it out if you are near the area and other Georgia State Parks.
Go find your next adventure and Happy Camping!