Ocmulgee National Monument

Planning Your Visit

Directions

The park is located at 1207 Emery Highway in Macon, Georgia.

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. Our 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. Our 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. Our 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. Our entrance is on the right side of the road.

Operating Hours & Seasons

Operating Hours

Open daily, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Closed Christmas (Dec 25) and New Years Day (Jan 1)

SPRING- Cool nights and warm days bring unpredictable rains and a forest filled with flowers.

SUMMER- Very hot and humid days, with lots of insects to keep you company. Bring a good hat and a water bottle to go walking.

AUTUMN- Lush green fields blossom with a variety of fall colors. Birds heading south stop to visit our wetlands areas. A great season to visit.

WINTER- Sunshine warms the cold mornings providing perfect weather for a family hike. Not a mosquito to be seen! Great time of year to come for a walk in the park.

Fees & Reservations

Except for special events sponsored by the Ocmulgee National Monument Association no fees are charged to enter and visit Ocmulgee National Monument. During the special events of the Ocmulgee Indian Celebration (third weekend in September) and the spring Lantern light Tours (March) an event fee of $5.00 is charged for anyone 13 years and older.

Special Use Permits are available through a permitting process. The application fee for a special use permit is $50. Other charges may apply depending on the needs of the group applying for a special use permit.

NATIONAL PARK PASS - We do not sell Golden Age, Golden Access or Golden Eagle National Park Pass. If you are interested in purchasing one of these passes contact the NATIONAL PARK FOUNDATION.