Ocmulgee National Monument Bartram, Opelofa, and River Walk Trails

Atlanta, Georgia 30374

Ocmulgee National Monument Bartram, Opelofa, and River Walk Trails

Ocmulgee National Monument: Bartram, Opelofa, and River Walk Trails Professional Review and Guide

"In 1775, naturalist William Bartram passed through the Ocmulgee site en route to the Gulf Coast. According to monument literature, Bartram remarked that Ocmulgee displayed “the wonderful remains of the power and grandeur of the ancients in this part of America.” If he were to see Ocmulgee today, he would appreciate the protected remains of the Native American society as well as the quiet woods that house diverse wildlife.

The trail then leaves the trees and passes large oaks. This path swings by the banks of through a brick railroad tunnel that was con- Walnut Creek and turns northwest to meet
costructed soon after the Civil War. The trail the main trail. When you’ve completed the follows the park road until Waypoint 2, where loop, turn left to travel southwest."

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"The Ocmulgee National Monument was created to preserve the remains of a Mississippian culture outpost dating from about a.d. 1000. In addition to the historical site, there is some great birding in the forest along the Ocmulgee River and Walnut Creek, especially during migration.

Even during the summer it has interesting breeders. There are several trails and road access to good spots, as well as fascinating historical exhibits and remains.

Key birds: Yellow-bellied Flycatcher, Mississippi Kite; Prothonotary, Kentucky, and Canada Warblers."

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Trail Information

Atlanta
Nearby City
4.1
Distance
Minimal
Elevation Gain
Out-and-back
Trail Type
Easy
Skill Level
2 hours
Duration
Spring, fall, and winter
Season
National Park Service, Ocmulgee National Monument
Local Contacts
An Ocmulgee National Monument map is available at the visitors center and online at www.nps.gov/ocmu.
Local Maps

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Oct 2018