Fern Springs Day Use Picnic Area

Mount Airy, Georgia


Fern Springs is home to historical hand-constructed stone pavilions, walkways, bridges, water rills and stairways. 


Lake Russell Recreation Area, located just five miles from the picnic area, offers a popular swimming beach and ample fishing opportunities.


The area is closed to public use

Natural Features

Fern Springs is cradled by white pines, hemlocks and old growth oak trees and has a large grassy lawn and rich understory. The conditions provide a wonderful habitat for many bird species and animals, making the area a perfect spot for viewing wildlife.

The area was constructed by the Civilian Conservation Corp in the 1930s and is eligible for listing on the National Register of Historic Places.


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