Visit the Ocmulgee National Monument in Macon and explore the park's ancient Native American mounds and a wildlife-filled wetland on the Ocmulgee River.
Hike through massive Native American mounds that escalate from the banks of the Ocmulgee River in Macon, Georgia. The Indian mounds at the Ocmulgee National Monument are a vestige of the ancient, yet progressive societies that thrived here for thousands of years. Initially populated by ancient Paleo-Indians, the land was later home to the mound-building Mississippean Culture. The Ocmulgee National Monument is an important historical and archeological site, having been constantly occupied for 17,000 years.
Today, the 700-acre Ocmulgee National Monument, managed by the National Park Service, offers an abundant, informative outdoor exploration near downtown Macon. The park’s system of trails and paths allow visitors to travel around a number of historic, grassy Indian mounds, wildlife-filled wetland on the banks of the Ocmulgee River and explore a fern-filled forest. Near the park’s museum and visitor center, one trail bends into the earth lodge, a vaulted ceremonial mound with a earthen floor that’s over 1,000 years old.
Did you know that the Ocmulgee National Monument has over 6 miles of hiking trails? Did you know they offer a mobile phone tour at 7 sites throughout the park? To access the mobile tour, just dial (478) 257-9250. It's free however you will use your cell phone service and minutes.
Check out Ocmulgee National Monument's map to find a trail you've never experienced before. The park is open from 9-5, and admission is free.
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