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  • Kolokomi Mounds State Park, GA


    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.

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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

    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.

    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.

    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.

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

    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.

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

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.


     24 sites with E/W - $25-$27

    Dump station, showers

    Open all year

    Coordinates: 31.469217 N, 84.931668 W

    Elevation: 299'


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