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Located in Pulaski County, Georgia, just three miles southeast of Hawkinsville, is Ocmulgee Lodge, a 182+/- acre recreational trophy and Social Storm™ property.
This is a recreational hunting showplace worthy of sharing with friends and family. There is exceptional open water with nearly a 1/2 mile on the Ocmulgee River itself, a 2.5-acre pond as well as control of another two thirds of another pond. The fishing is incredible with the Ocmulgee River holding the record for the largest bass in America at 22 lbs 4 oz. Boating opportunities abound on the 255-mile Ocmulgee.
Most of the food plots as well as the sawtooth and white oak plantings are irrigated from a centrally located 8 inch well.
The forest consists of a great mix of open and park-like mixed pine and hardwoods, river cypress and newly planted Longleaf pine. The habitat is diverse, exceptional, and beautiful. The hardwood bottoms have an open and grassy understory making exceptional turkey habitat. Two former farm fields of about 58 acres, which were later planted to loblolly, have just been converted over to Longleaf pine. This will be even a further improvement for wild game.
Conveniently situated in the middle of the property is a storage compound complete with a new ($150,000) 2,400 sq ft Quonset Hut storage shed. There is 3-phase power at the equipment shed an 8 inch well, as well as a 60-gallon air compressor.
Tucked away at the back of the property behind a gated entrance, on the banks of the Ocmulgee River, is the custom built "family camp." One accesses it from the main entryway which opens up into a beautiful clearing at the water’s edge. The 1,892 square foot, 3-bedroom, 2 ½-bathroom home is smartly built up above any potential flood line, yet right on the banks of the river. Great for entertaining, the lodge hosts 30+ people Thanksgivings! A tankless hot water heater supplies the family camp (and Quonset Hut), and the home has a full home generator. The house has a signature wrap around screened porch that are 10 ft wide, and it has a detached carport.
The porch is comfortable and inviting, offering views from all sides. There is ample space for outdoor entertaining, dining, relaxing and for the kids and grandkids to race completely around the house. Inside is an open floor plan with the living room, dining area and kitchen open to vaulted ceilings and a second-floor landing that runs the full length of the house. The master bedroom and bath are located on the first floor with a half bath available for guests. Upstairs, along the landing are two more bedrooms and an additional bathroom. This is a spot made for memories – for the next landowner to add their happy times to those experienced by the current owners.
Nearby Hawkinsville offers an abundance of resources for daily needs such as grocery stores and a regional hospital facility. Today, Hawkinsville is known as the Harness Horse Capital of Georgia. The largest harness racing training facilities in the country operate from here. Each spring, the town hosts the Harness Horse Festival.
Just one hour north is Macon, Georgia with more restaurant and cultural options plus a historic music scene. Another hour north of Macon is Atlanta with the largest international airport in the world and all the amenities of a major city. While all this is available in close proximity, Ocmulgee Lodge certainly gives off the comfortable feeling of stepping back in time when recreation and life moved at a slower pace.