LITTLE OCMULGEE STATE PARK
Conveniently located off Highway 441 in south Georgia, this park features a wide variety of amenities. Golfers can test their skills on the 18-hole Wallace Adams Course with clubhouse, golf pro and junior/senior discounts. The 2.6-mile Oak Ridge Trail winds through scrub oaks and pines towards a vulture roost and boardwalk. During summertime, children will especially enjoy the park's new splash pad where they can run through fountains and squirt their friends. A 60-room lodge offers hotel-style guest rooms, meeting facilities and a restaurant with golf-course view. Facilities are available for meetings, reunions, weddings and other group gatherings.
Wallace Adams Course has breathtaking surroundings and impeccable conditioning. With loblolly pines, magnolias and willows line the broad Tif 419 Bermuda fairways. The newer front side is a bit tight and demands shotmaking skills, while the older back nine is more open and presents its challenge via doglegs and smaller more sloped Tif Dwarf Bermuda greens. On-site 60-room lodge and restaurant make this a true golf destination.
Full-Service Pro Shop: Features golf accessories, snack bar and group/individual lessons (w/ advance appointment.)
Hours: 8:00 a.m. to dusk. Hours may vary according to season. Open daily except Christmas Day.
Tee Times: Available at the clubhouse.
Overnight Accommodations: 60-room lodge with on-site restaurant, 10 cottages, and 55 campsites
Course Layout: Holes: 18 Yards: 6,625 Rating: 71.5S lope: 128 Par: 72
Tee Times and Package Information:(800) 434-0982
Pro Shop:(229) 868-6651 or (888) 882-8906
Lodge/Cottage/Campsite Reservations:(770) 389-7275 or (800) 864-7275
1. Little Ocmulgee State Park offers a large outdoor swimming pool for visitors to enjoy.
2. The park's lake also allows non-motorized boating and fishing, but not swimming.
3. Swimming is only permitted in the designated pool area within safety hours under lifeguard supervision.
4. Pool access may require an additional fee on top of the regular admission cost into the state park.
5. Children can play at a splash pad located near the main swimming pool during summer months.
6. The heated lodge pools are available year-round for guests staying overnight at accommodations inside this Georgia state park.
The park offers a variety of boating options for visitors. There is a large lake within the park where guests can enjoy paddleboarding, canoeing and kayaking. Motorized boats are not allowed on this lake to maintain its tranquility. The boat rental facility provides equipment including pedal boats, aqua cycles and fishing boats which can be rented by hour or day basis.
Enjoy fishing in a 265-acre lake, home to largemouth bass, crappie and catfish. Boat rentals are available on-site.
Little Ocmulgee State Park is located near Eastman
1. Little Ocmulgee State Park offers numerous picnic spots with scenic views.
2. Picnic shelters are available for rent, ideal for group outings.
3. Many tables and grills are scattered throughout the park.
4. Enjoy a lakeside picnic at one of many designated areas.
5. The park provides trash cans to maintain cleanliness during picnics.
Biking enthusiasts can explore a 2.6-mile trail, suitable for all skill levels. Helmets are recommended due to uneven terrain.
The park offers bike rentals on-site if you don't have your own equipment.
Please note that the trails may be closed during wet weather conditions or maintenance periods.
It's essential to respect wildlife and other visitors by staying on designated paths and observing quiet hours after dark.
Remember: safety first! Always carry water, wear appropriate gear, follow signage instructions closely and never cycle alone in remote areas.
OAK RIDGE TRAIL
This 2.3-mile trail loop provides a winding moderate walk through the sandhill and longleaf pine eco-systems. Various plant and animal species may be seen, including longleaf pine, wiregrass, gopher tortoises, wild turkeys, Spanish moss and several species of snakes. The trail also includes a boardwalk out onto the blackwater streams of the Little Ocmulgee River where tupelo and bay trees grow.
SHORT LOOP TRAIL
This trail is 1.7 miles in length and winds through the longleaf pine eco-system with views of large magnolia trees, Spanish moss, and various pines including loblolly and longleaf.
The boardwalk takes you into an uncommon bay forest ecosystem. This hardwood wetland is dominated by three species of broad-leaved evergreen trees: loblolly bay, swamp bay and sweetbay magnolia. It grows on acid, peaty soils on the southeastern coastal plain. Typically, swamps in south Georgia contain cypress or gum trees. Even during the winter, the bay forest appears as a wall of dark green foliage. During the summer the deep shade feels cooler than the surrounding pine forest. The dense vegetation traps moisture, so the air is more humid and the ground stays moist.
The park offers birdwatching opportunities with diverse species including woodpeckers, owls and warblers. Bird checklists are available for enthusiasts. The Wallace Adams Golf Course is a notable hotspot for sightings of red-headed woodpeckers. A variety of habitats such as hardwood forests, pine stands and wetlands attract different types of birds throughout the year.
Located 2 miles north of McRae via U.S. Hwys. 319 and 441.