Indian Springs State Park is a furrific spot for your next Georgia outdoor adventure! Water, history, trails -- it’d be a huge faux-paw to try to explore everything that the park has to offer in one day, and Indian Springs' Fido-friendly campground means that you don’t have too. The campground has access to almost all the amenities a pup and their person could ask for. The sites have electricity, water hookups, and even cable TV, and you’ll also find showers and laundry facilities on-site.
All this, and a beautiful location to boot! Sites are sheltered by mature trees, and many have lovely lakeside views. Indian Springs also offers several ways to stay. Pioneer camping is available for those looking for a more rustic experience, and the group site is an ideal place for your next family reunion or other group getaways. Indian Springs also has 10 cottages, some of which are pet-friendly. The park is an understandably paw-pular place, so it’s best to book early, particularly if you’ll need to stay at one of the campground’s accessible sites. There’s a $5 entrance fee to the park, and sites start at $30.
You and your furry friend are sure to sniff out something to do during your stay! Cultured canines might get a kick out of learning that the springs that the park gets its name from were held for many years to have healing properties, and that the area was a busy resort town in the 1800s. The park was developed as part of the New Deal in the 1930s, and many of the original structures from this time are still standing.
McIntosh Lake is a grrr-eat spot for keen anglers to cast their line, and non-furry family members might enjoy taking a paddle in Sandy Creek (unfortunately, your pupper will need to stay on dry land). The park doesn’t have many trails to choose from, but the Indian Springs Multi-Use Nature Trail is still worth a wander. This six-mile out-and-back route gets plenty of shade and boasts wonderful views of the water.
WiFi is available at Indian Springs State Park, and most cellular networks should receive decent coverage, so there’s no need to wait to share those vacation selfies! Fires are permitted, and you’ll find drinking water available on-site. Remember to bring waste bags for your pooch, and have a pawesome time!