Savannah: Little Ocmulgee Loop

Link sandy hills with cypress swamps on this 3.7-mile tour of Little Ocmulgee State Park. Keep an eye out for gators and tortoises.
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Link sandy hills with cypress swamps on this 3.7-mile tour of Little Ocmulgee State Park. Keep an eye out for gators and tortoises.

Trail Facts

  • Distance: 5.5

Waypoints

LOL001

Location: 32.0948181152344, -82.8957366943359

Head N into dense forest of Spanish-moss-draped scrub oaks and pines

LOL002

Location: 32.0959701538086, -82.8967971801758

L @ Y; look for gopher tortoise burrows in sandy mounds along trail

LOL003

Location: 32.0972099304199, -82.8985900878906

L @ Y; catch intermittent views through trees of Little Ocmulgee Lake’s glassy waters

LOL004

Location: 32.1023406982422, -82.8991622924805

L @ Y onto Oak Ridge Trail

LOL005

Location: 32.1033897399902, -82.8993835449219

Spur: Go L @ T on 400-ft. boardwalk into cypress swamp, where viewing deck offers an outlook over Little Ocmulgee Lake. Listen for deep growls of gators calling to their young. Return to WPT 5 and turn L, bearing N

LOL006

Location: 32.104061126709, -82.8985137939453

L @ Y onto unmarked trail winding across sandy hummocks of Oak Ridge. White-tailed deer rustle in these deep glades

LOL007

Location: 32.1092109680176, -82.8942489624024

Continue along old fence and small knoll full of turkey oaks

LOL008

Location: 32.1073188781738, -82.8921737670898

R onto fi rebreak path (cleared land used as barrier against spread of fi re). Oak hardwoods transition to scrub oak

LOL009

Location: 32.1044502258301, -82.8925170898438

L @ Y. In 20 yds., turn R onto unmarked trail, then quick L @ post marked 9; pass small meadow where gap in foliage gives views of red-tailed hawks coasting thermals

LOL010

Location: 32.1028213500977, -82.8935928344726

R @ T onto Oak Ridge Trail

LOL011

Location: 32.1022262573242, -82.8990097045898

L @ Y onto Short Loop Trail; watch for bobcat tracks, owl pellets

LOL012

Location: 32.1012191772461, -82.8939666748047

R @ Y onto Oak Ridge Trail; return .5 mi. to WPT 2 and retrace route to car