Indian Springs State Park RV & Campground Guide
Open year-round to campers, Indian Springs State Park sits just outside Flovilla, GA, and within 60 miles of Macon and Atlanta. While Indian Springs was established officially as a state park over 90 years ago, this area around Chief McIntosh Lake has been a popular retreat since 1825. This former home of the Creek Indians has a rich history, both as a medicinal hub and as a resort area. The park itself was embellished by structures built by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) in the 1930s as part of the recovery from the Great Depression. Indian Springs also features a museum on the park grounds covering pre- and post-treaty history. The park averages 38 inches of rain, 221 sunny days, and an inch of snow on average per year.
RV Resorts & Campsites in Indian Springs State Park
RVing is a popular and convenient means of travel around Indian Springs State Park, which boasts a number of overnight camping options for families. While not everyone owns a motorhome or trailer, renting an RV for travel is both inexpensive and easy to arrange. For your convenience, RVhare has easily searchable options for rentals in Flovilla.
Indian Springs State Park Campground
Indian Springs State Park's official campground features 62 sites with electrical hookups for RVs. Other amenities include running water at some spots, and Wi-Fi is available at the park office. Prices run $32 per night and $224 per week.
Forsyth KOA Journey
The ever-reliable network of KOA Kampgrounds delivers again, just outside of the park in nearby Forsyth, with over 40 spots for RV campers. Like many other KOA spots, this campground features laundry service, accessibility-friendly spots and restrooms, a Kamp Store, a swimming pool, and free wi-fi. Prices are figured by type of camping and number of campers, and KOA does not advertise their rates.
High Falls Hide-A-Way Campground
Located only 10 miles away from the park, High Falls Hide-A-Way RV camping is very tranquil and laid back. High Falls Hide-A-Way features both laundry service and free Wi-Fi. RV spots per night run approximately $25.
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What to Do at
Indian Springs State Park
Inside Indian Springs State Park
With over 500 acres of forest, grass, and spring water, Indian Springs is an outdoor sanctuary. Trails for walking and cycling are readily available throughout the park, as is a boat ramp for Chief McIntosh Lake, where fishing is extremely popular. In addition to the standard features found at most parks, such as picnicking and playgrounds for smaller campers, the natural springs at the park are a unique attraction. These springs are historically very high in mineral content and believed to be medicinal by the Creek Indians who originally settled the area. Many visitors make it a point to collect water for drinking purposes and the supposed healing properties.
Outside Indian Springs State Park
You'll find a range of shops and dining options in Flovilla. The larger city of Jackson is also very close to Indian Springs State Park. Of course, you should take some time to explore the attractions of central Georgia while in the area.
Yahola Creek Restaurant
Located inside the Big Chief Country Store in the nearby town of Flovilla, Yahola Creek specializes in a wide variety of food and drink. From burgers to trout to cajun pasta, this restaurant offers both dine-in and takeout for your convenience.
Type: American, Comfort Food
Location: 1834 GA-42, Flovilla, GA 30216
For family-friendly eating, Buckner's is busy serving up hearty cuisine in nearby Jackson. Both buffet-style eating and traditional dine-in service are available as well as takeout.
Location: 1168 Bucksnort Rd, Jackson, GA 30233
Also available in Jackson is the iconic Fresh Air Barbecue, a classic Southern-style pit barbecue joint. Fresh Air Barbecue specializes in barbecued pork in an old-fashioned wood-burning pit and has been recognized in television and print media for its quality and history. In business for over 90 years, Fresh Air specializes in takeout and delivery service.
Location: 1164 GA-42, Jackson, GA 30233
Watkins specializes in clothing for women. Additional gifts and curiosities are also available, from small accessories to creative light fixtures.
Location: 1816 GA-42, Flovilla, GA 30216
Keeler's is a unique gift shop located in Flovilla. Home furnishings and hand-crafted gifts are abundant and on display for browsing customers.
Location: 1825 Hwy 42 S, Flovilla, GA 30216
Mrs. Lee's Stagecoach Sweet Shop
This old-time candy shop is well renowned for its customers made ice cream and fudge. After ordering, visitors can also visit a botanical garden just behind the shop.
Location: 63VH+6G Flovilla, Georgia
Dauset Trails Bike and Hike Trails
Dauset Trails are located very close to Indian Springs State Park, with cycling trails in Indian Springs State Park leading directly to it. Seventeen miles of cycling trails await campers, and another 10 miles of equestrian trails are also available. In addition to the activity trails, a garden trail for leisurely walking and a playground is also available for smaller campers.
Location: 360 Mt Vernon Church Rd, Jackson, GA 30233
At only $14 per person, High Falls Water Park features a number of attractions for all ages. Open Sunday through Friday, the park features two large water slides, a children's area, and a family pool area. The park also offers seasonal membership and offers event pricing as well.
Location: 4969 High Falls Rd, Jackson, GA 30233
Piedmont National Wildlife Refuge
Located southeast of Indian Springs, Piedmont National Wildlife Refuge is a vast, 35,000-acre refuge established in 1939. The land was originally almost barren, but due to good conservation practices, the area is now rife with flora and fauna and is home to a few endangered and protected species. This forest-covered national treasure offers hiking, fishing, and hunting opportunities to its visitors.
Location: 718 Round Oak Juliette Rd, Hillsboro, GA 31038
How to Get to
Indian Springs State Park
To get to Indian Springs State Park from the nearest large city (Macon), take I-75 north for a little over 21 miles. Then take Exit 188 and continue driving north on GA-42 for another 14 miles. Turn left onto Spring Road, and the park entrance will be on the right-hand side of the road. If traveling south from Atlanta (the second closest large city), travel south on I-75 for about 45 miles. At Exit 201, turn left onto GA-36 and continue on it for about 11 miles. From there, turn right onto High Falls Road, then turn left onto Mt. Vernon Church Road, then left again onto GA-42, then left onto Spring Road.
Entering Indian Springs State Park
Indian Springs State Park is open daily 7 a.m. - 10 p.m. The internal campground price is $32 per night.
Parking per passenger vehicle : $5
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