Ocmulgee National Monument

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National Parks
Name Type1 Location Year authorized Size
acres (hectares)
Description
Acadia NP SE Maine 1919 48,419 (19,603) Mountain and coast scenery.
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Ocmulgee National Monument:

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National Parks
Name Type1 Location Year authorized Size
acres (hectares)
Description
Acadia NP SE Maine 1919 48,419 (19,603) Mountain and coast scenery.
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Ocmulgee National Monument

Address:1207 Emery Hwy
Macon, GA 31217

Phone:478-752-8257
Fax:478-752-8259
Web: www.nps.gov/ocmu/
Size: 702 acres.
Established: Authorized on June 14, 1934.
Location:On the east side of Macon, Georgia, on US 80 east (Emery Highway). Main access is from I-75 to I-16 east, at the north end of Macon, and then the second exit from I-16 (Coliseum Exit).
Facilities:Picnic area, rest rooms (é), visitor center (é), museum/exhibit, self-guided tour/trail. Entrance fee required.
Activities:Hiking, fishing, ranger-led programs.
Special Features:Traces of 12,000 years of Southeastern culture from Ice Age Indians to the historic Creek Confederacy are preserved here, including the massive temple mounds of a Mississippian Indian ceremonial complex that thrived between AD 900 and 1100 and many artifacts.

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The Archaeological Conservancy, a nonprofit cultural conservation organization, has obtained approximately 200 acres of land between the Lamar mounds to the south and the main park unit.