Magnolia Springs State Park

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Magnolia Springs State Park


Location:5 miles north of Millen on US 25.
Facilities:26 tent/trailer/RV campsites, 3 walk-in sites, 2 pioneer campgrounds, a group camp, 6 cottages, 8 picnic shelters, 3 group shelters, 3 playgrounds, trails (10 miles), boat rentals, boat ramp, fishing dock (é), swimming pool, freshwater aquarium.
Activities:Camping, boating, fishing, swimming (pool only), hiking, bicycling.
Special Features:Park is known for its crystal-clear springs that flow 7 million gallons of water a day and the lovely boardwalk that spans the water. A freshwater aquarium at the park features native species.
Address:1053 Magnolia Springs Dr
Millen, GA 30442

Phone:478-982-1660
Web: gastateparks.org/info/magspr
Size: 1,071 acres.

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Archaeologists claim to have found the remains of a wall belonging to the largest American Civil War prisoner of war (PoW) camp - Camp Lawton - in the southeastern American state of Georgia.
Standing where the corner of the Camp Lawton stockade once stood was one of the greatest moments of my archaeological career," anthropologist Sue Moore of Georgia Southern University said in a (http://news.
The location of the timbers is near the place where the Camp Lawton Stockade would have crossed the spring which still flows through the park today," the researchers said.
According to the US Fish and Wildlife Service, Camp Lawton was the largest Civil War prisoner of war camp in terms of area (42 acres).
These as yet unseen artefacts will reportedly reveal more about prison life in Camp Lawton.