Nature & Science

Ocmulgee Mounds National Historical Park is known for its cultural history, but it has an abundance of nature as well. The park’s 1,860 acres encompass many natural features and ecosystems, such as upland fields and forests, as well as wetlands along Walnut Creek and Ocmulgee River. These diverse natural resources and habitats are utilized by a rich variety of wildlife, including several endangered and threatened species.
Logan Thomas photo of the Clay Pond. Marshy water with woody green foliage in the background.
Natural Features and Wildlife

"Ooh, and Ahh" at the many scenic ecosystems that span the park.

NPS/M. Howard photo of a patch of rain lilies. White flowers with yellow stamen and green stems.

Learn more about the plants that grow in the park, both native and invasive.

NPS close up of a racoon

Grab your camera and binoculars to explore our wide array of wildlife.

Last updated: June 16, 2024

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