Indian Springs State Park- Flovilla, Georgia
I can’t believe Mother’s Day was yesterday. The time is just flying by as witnessed by my oldest graduating in two weeks. His last day of school is this Wednesday so you can imagine I had a bit of an emotional Mother’s Day this past weekend. My loving husband took me to spend some one on one time with him at Indian Springs State Park. It was just the two of us riding with the top off in our jeep letting the wind whip our hair all over the place. Okay, just my hair as he doesn’t have any. 🙂 HaHaHa. I needed this time with the hubby and was so glad he whisked me away for a couple of hours.
So here is the lowdown on the park. It is located in Flovilla, Georgia and is one of the nation’s oldest state parks. It is 528 acres with cottages and campsites along with a lake that has a small beach with a swimming area roped off. Several playgrounds and a mini golf area are just a few things the park has. You may also rent fishing boats, go nature hiking, visit the museum, and enjoy picnicking. The biggest draw is of course wading in the creek. There is a $5 parking fee just like the other state parks but don’t forget if you have a Georgia Pines library card you can check out a park pass package for free. It includes a parking pass and a historic site pass. You can bypass paying parking by checking this out and using the included park pass. Well, worth it to seek it out. We’ve not paid parking for the last two years because of checking out the park pass kit from out library.
As you drive up to the turn in for the park, you will notice right off the bat the biggest draw to the park in my opinion. You will see the wading creek. I have passed this before it was devoid of people so imagine my surprise when we pulled up and saw tons of people sitting and wading in the water from the creek. Yep, you guessed it. That was my first stop when after we parked.
We took some time to wander around. There is a natural sulfur spring at the park which they have capped but you can still gather water from it via a pipe they have running through the rock. It’s a strong rotten egg smell but interesting none the less.
I enjoyed Indian Springs State Park and it was a joy to see it crowded with people.I know that seems weird but it was a fabulous day out and seeing so many people enjoyed the park was a good feeling. Picnic tables were full of families eating together, playing ball together, kids enjoying the wading creek, paddlers on the lake, and the swimming are full of swimmers. We will be going back with our kids and taking advantage of all the wonderful activities the park has to offer.
Right across from the park is the Indian Springs Inn and Museum. We did not visit this but it is on my list for next time.
If your ever that way, it is worth a detour to check this park out.