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Kolokomi Mounds State Park, GA

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Kolokomi Mounds SP is located in southwest GA west of Albany near the Alabama border. It is an important archaelogical site, with seven earthen mounds built by Indians between 250-950 AD. Outdoor activities include camping, fishing, picnicking, boating and swimming.

229 724-2150

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Here's your first view of the campground. Half of the 25 sites are waterfront sites along the lakeshore.

Date of visit: Mar 2006

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We arrived early on a Tuesday afternoon and had our choice of all but three sites. We chose a nice pull-through, #12, near the lake. A little shade and great view.

Setting up our satellite dish for TV was a snap, and we were in Verizon's native digital area for high-speed internet access.

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Sites along the shore are all back-in sites.There are W/E(30A) hookups. Sites 1-2 and 22-23 are double sites; they'd be great if you were camping with friends, perhaps not so great otherwise.

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Here is a view of the clean, modern bathhouse and a nicely-shaded pull-through site. This is on the upper return leg of the CG loop; the lake is off to the left.

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There's a nice playground for the kids. Over to the left is one of the double sites, #22-23.

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Tall Pines is an older campground located in a pine grove near the day-use area. It offers 12 tent and pop-up sites, with W/E(20A) hookups. A bathhouse is located nearby.

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Just across the road from Tall Pines is a large swimming pool. There is a $1.00 fee for campers.

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This is the Temple Mound, the largest of the mounds here. It is 56' high and measures 325 by 200 feet at the base. It looks a little strange due to a recent controlled burn. Normally it would be green. 79 steps take you to the top, from where you can see some of the other mounds.

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This is an actual archaelogical excavation of one of the mounds. Part of the museum is built into this mound. No, those are not real bones.

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Some amazing pottery and other relics have been discovered in the area. Unfortunately the park suffered a major theft back in the 1970's and many artifacts were stolen. Only 19, including these, have been recovered.

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For day-use visitors, there are a number of pavilions in the woods and along the lakeshore. Lots of picnic tables are available, as is a large playground that will keep the kids busy.

The park offers several miles of hiking trails.

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Kolokomi offers a wonderfully equipped camp facility for church, youth, and other groups. It features this large dining hall, along with a canteen, infirmary, staff offices, chapel, and several sleeping cabins. Called Camp Hicita, it was built by the CCC in 1940.

Amenities

 24 sites with E/W - $25-$27

Dump station, showers

Open all year

Coordinates: 31.469217 N, 84.931668 W

Elevation: 299'

 

kolokomi map