Discover Georgia's Early County Parks featuring Kolomoki Indian Mounds and the Coheelee Creek Covered Bridge. Stay and Play in GA!
Kolomoki Indian Mounds has 7 mounds built between 250-950 A.D. are protected at this park. Visitors will enjoy the Native American museum (closed Monday), camping, 2 lakes with boat rental and fishing, 2 swimming pools, 5 miles of hiking trails, picnicking and mini-golf. This unusual park is an important archaeological site as well as a scenic recreational area. Seven earthen mounds within the park were built between 250 - 950 A.D. by the Swift Creek and Weeden Island Indians. The mounds include Georgias oldest great temple mound, two burial mounds and four ceremonial mounds. The parks museum is partially situated inside an excavated mound, providing an unusual setting for viewing artifacts and a film. Phone: 229-724-2150 Location: Route 1 Box 114, Blakely Georgia 31723 - Directions: Take US 27 to Blakely
Coheelee Creek Covered Bridge is an 1891 Georgia historic site considered the southerly most "kissin' bridge" still standing in the United States. The bridge is 96 feet long and 2 spans wide. Picnic area. Phone: 229-723-3741 - Location: Ga Hwy 62 & Old River Rd., Blakely, GA 31723 Directions: From the Courthouse Square, take Hwy. 62 West approx. 9 miles. Turn right at Coheelee sign. At stop sign pavement road turns into dirt road and head right onto dirt road. Follow about 1+ miles until road turns back to pavement, cross the creek and turn left into Park.