Saturday, November 07, 2009

Kolomoki Mounds State Park

Blakely, Georgia
This is in the southwest part of Georgia, very near the Alabama border.
It was a beautiful fall day with clear blue skies and temps in the mid 70’s. We made a day trip to this park which is 80 miles from our house.
The park contains some old Indian Burial Grounds.
This park is an archaeological site as well as a beautiful campground and day use park. There were 7 earthen mounds within the park that were built between 250-950 A.D. by the Swift Creek and Weeden Island Indians. The mounds include Georgia's oldest great temple mound, two burial mounds and four ceremonial mounds. The park's museum is partially situated inside an excavated mound, providing an unusual setting for viewing artifacts and a film. There is a small fee to visit the museum which is well worth it. We went to the museum the last time we were here, so skipped it this time. It was very interesting and worth the time and price.
This is a very pretty park with lots of pine trees and a pretty lake.
Boat Dock - no motor boats with more than 10hp motor


The fall foliage is just starting to come out here in south Georgia.
Beautiful grounds with lots of fragrant pine trees.
Beautiful trailsPB070128

Beautiful campsites, some on the lake
Site 18
It is not on the lake but backs up to the woods. Lots of privacy and a gray water dump place right on the site. Very convenient. We think this is our favorite site. Georgia doesn’t allow you to reserve any particular site. You reserve a spot, but it’s first come, first serve. We prefer the way Florida does so we know we can get the site we want, but Georgia doesn’t work this way.
site 15

site 19
site 75-campground host spot
This was the best site. Sewer connection, beautiful view of the lake, good chance to hook up satellite and away from the rest of the sites. I don’t know if you can get it if there is no CG host working there (like today), but it would be worth a shot.
site 4 – waterfront
lots of pretty waterfront sites but most are like double spots. Great if you are with a friend.
There were also several long pull through sites.
This is a pretty park and not real crowded considering it is perfect camping weather right now. There are 24 campsites with electric and water. There was the one camphost with with electric, water and sewer. There were plenty of sites that a larger rig could get into.

There were also 2 large group shelters which looked very nice.
View of campground from the lake.
Oh, and we saw a black bear…..
or at least we thought it looked like a bear around 1000 feet away. After I zoomed in it with my camera I discovered this.
Sure looked like a bear until I got a closer look!
The park has a nice day use are with pavillions and also a swimming pool. It's a little too cool now but I'm sure it's popular in the summer.

On the way home we discovered a house with these beautiful Zinna’s lining their driveway on both sides. They grow well here. I have been planting tons of them each spring and they flower like crazy until the frost gets them. I never have a shortage of cut flowers.

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