Basic Information

Macon has a humid subtropical climate (Köppen climate classification Cfa). The normal monthly mean temperature ranges from 46.3 °F (7.9 °C) in January to 81.8 °F (27.7 °C) in July. On average, there are 4.8 days with 100 °F (38 °C Winter's are mild. Temps ranging from 30 degrees to 50 degrees. Spring is mild but wet. Temps ranging from 50 degrees to low 70 degrees. Summers are hot and very humid. Temp ranging from upper 80 degrees to 100 degrees. Fall is pleasant. Temps ranging from 60 to 80 degrees.

Entrance Fees:

Ocmulgee National Monument Fees - $0.00

Admission is FREE. Except for special events sponsored by the Ocmulgee National Monument Association no fees are charged to enter and visit Ocmulgee National Monument.During the special events of the Ocmulgee Indian Celebration (third weekend in September) event fee is $6.00 for 13 &up, 6-12 $3.00, 5 &under are free and active military with I.D. $3.00. The spring Lantern light Tours (March) an event fee of $5.00 is charged for anyone 13 years and older.

Ocmulgee Visitor Center

The Visitor Center is open from 9:00 am-5:00 pm seven days a week except for Christmas Day and New Year's Day

Great Temple Mound

NPS Photo


The park and Visitor Center is open- 9:00 am-5:00 pm daily. Visitors must be out of the park at 5:00pm.

The park is closed on December 25 and January 1

Phone- (478) 752-8257

Bicycling is allowed only on the park road and the Heritage Trail.

Picnicking is allowed only in the picnic area.

No climbing on the mounds.

No recreational activities allowed beyond the Visitor Center area.

No kite flying is allowed in the park.

No unmanned aircraft is allowed in the park. Launching, landing, or operating an unmanned aircraft from Ocmulgee National Monument is prohibited except as approved in by the park superintendent. Detailed information about the policy is available... more


Last updated: June 25, 2018

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

1207 Emery Hwy
Macon, GA 31217


(478) 752-8257 x222

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