Ocmulgee National Monument

Quick Facts

Ocmulgee National Monument

Georgia

(478) 752-8257

Map Directions

Things To Do

     

Overview

Ocmulgee National Monument is a memorial to the relationship of people and natural resources in this corner of North America. It preserves a continuous record of human life in the Southeast from the earliest times to the present, there is evidence here of 17,000 years of human habitation. A diversity of natural and cultural resources combines to provide an abundance of reasons to visit.

Map of Ocmulgee

Latitude, Longitude: 32.848459, -83.602263

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Activities

  • Fishing

    Please contact park services for more information.

  • Hiking

    Several trails gently meander the grounds and boardwalk encourages visitors to explore the wetlands.

  • Picnicking

    Picnic tables area available throughout the park.

Seasonality/Weather

The Monument is open daily, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m but is closed Christmas and New Years Day. Middle Georgia is hot and humid in the summer but delightful in the autumn, winter, and spring.

Park Partners

Ocmulgee National Monumtent Volunteers

Ocmulgee National Monument needs volunteers during special events throughout the year. Volunteers are need in September during the monuments Indian Celebration. The event brings in 12,000 visitors over a two day period and volunteers are need in many areas during this event. In March during the Cherry Blossom Festival the park has its Lantern Light Tours. Volunteers are need during the evening event with set up and taking down of the 300 luminaries in the park. In April during the Earth day event the park needs help with handing out trees to visitors and assisting with different educational booths. Volunteers are always needed to help assist with litter pick up along the park's 5 1/2 miles of trails.

(478) 752-8257

Directions

Driving

DIRECTIONS FROM ATLANTA-

Drive south on I-75 to Macon. Exit I-75 onto I-16 east (exit on left) . Get off I-16 at exit 2 (Coliseum Drive), take a left under the highway and proceed to where Coliseum Dr. ends at Emery Highway. Turn right on Emery Highway and proceed to the third light. The entrance is on the right side of the road.

DIRECTIONS FROM SAVANNAH-

Take I-16 west to Macon and get off at Exit 2 (Coliseum Drive), take a right and proceed to where Coliseum Dr. ends at Emery Highway. Turn right on Emery Highway and proceed to the third light. The entrance is on the right side of the road.

DIRECTIONS FROM FLORIDA-

Take I-75 north to Macon and get onto I-16 east at the Major Bobby Jones Interchange. Exit I-16 at exit 2 (Coliseum Drive), take a left under the highway and proceed to where Coliseum Dr. ends at Emery Highway. Turn right on Emery Highway and proceed to the third light. The entrance is on the right side of the road.

DIRECTIONS FROM GRAY, GEORGIA-

Drive south on Gray Highway-129. After you pass Shurling Drive take a left on Second Street, go one block and take a left onto Emery Highway. Travel east on Emery Highway 4 lights. The entrance is on the right side of the road.

Flying

Atlanta's Hartsfield Int'l Airport is 90 miles away, with shuttle service available or commuter jet to Macon's Lewis B. Wilson Airport.

Phone Numbers

Primary

(478) 752-8257

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