Ocmulgee National Monument - Photo by William HaunMiddle Georgia is beautiful in every season, and the Ocmulgee National Monument provides unique history, opportunities to see rare and endangered plant and wildlife species, and a special opportunity to enjoy being outside in an area untouched by years of nearby growth and development.

The only known example of a spiral mound in North America can be found at the Ocmulgee National Monument’s Lamar site. The unique 20-foot high mound was built by Native people who used it from 1350 through the late 1500s. During low water levels in the Ocmulgee, the mound is accessible by a ranger lead tour. Reservations for this guided hike can be made by calling (478) 752-8257.

There is no park entrance fee to visit the Ocmulgee National Monument except for special events, including the Ocmulgee Indian Celebration on the third weekend in September and the spring Lantern Light Tours each March with the Cherry Blossom Festival.

For more information about the Ocmulgee National Monument, please visit the official website.