Omulgee National Monument

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Park Rule: On Leash
Restroom: Yes
Park Size: Medium
Small Dog Area: No
Fee: None
Services: Dog Walking
Description

Ocmulgee National Monument encompasses a total area of about 700 acres of land that is located on the east side of Macon about 85 miles from the city of Atlanta in Georgia. To access the Ocmulgee National Monument, visitors can use US highway 80 east or the Emery Highway. 

That said, the principal route that can be used to access the main entrance to the national monument is by using Interstate 75 to Interstate 16 east, which is at the north end of Macon, and then taking the second exit from Interstate 16. Google Maps is a great help in locating the park easier.

The national monument was authorized on June 14, 1934, and is managed by the National Park Service. Visitors often get lured into Ocmulgee National Monument for several reasons. Some of the reasons are as follows. First, the national monument has a strong prehistoric and historic significance because it traces about 12,000 years of culture from the Ice Age Indians to the historic Creek Confederacy. 

One such significant attraction that can be found in the area is the massive temple mounds that dated as far back as between AD 900 and AD 1100. It was during that period that the Mississippian Indians thrived in the area and created a ceremonial complex at this site. 

Besides this historic attraction of the place, the Ocmulgee National Monument is at the same time a great place for visitors to appreciate recreational activities like fishing, hiking, and ranger-led programs. These are some of the events that are facilitated by the amenities in the national monument that include restrooms, visitor center, museum, picnic area, and self-guided tour/trails. 

Like most other national parks, pets and specifically dogs are allowed into the park although under certain restrictions. First, dogs should always be on a leash. When your dog is not on a leash, then you should secure your pooch in an enclosure. Furthermore, specific areas of the park have restrictions on dogs, which includes all park buildings.

Address
1207 Emery Hwy
Macon, GA 31217
Hours
Mon 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tue 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wed 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thu 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Fri 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sat 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sun 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Address
1207 Emery Hwy
Macon, GA 31217
Hours
Mon 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tue 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wed 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thu 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Fri 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sat 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sun 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM