LOCATION: 125 Wallace Dam Road Eatonton, GA LENGTH: 15 miles TYPE:Loops and In and Out RANKING: Easy hiking ACCESS: Sunrise to sunset USAGE: Low FEES: Free MAPS: At trailheads SURFACE: Packed soil and some rocks and roots FEATURES: Restrooms, wetlands, lake, camping, fishing, boating and swimming on small beach. COMMENTS: Weekly public hikes and bike rides. PET FRIENDLY: Yes
Uncle Remus Museum Rock Eagle Mound Lake Oconee Recreation Area
The Rock Hawk Effigy is maintained by Georgia Power and is an outdoor classroom with educational displays along the trails that surround the effigy. The wetlands and the effigy can be observed from viewing towers.
The trails cover 15 miles and are divided into five sections. These sections are blue, orange, yellow, green and red.
There are two parking lots and kiosks. They are located at the blue and orange trail.
There is camping available at Lawrence Shoals but it's not open year round. We chose to camp a few miles away at Oconee Springs.
DIRECTIONS FROM ATLANTA:
Rock Hawk is 12 miles east of downtown Eatonton, GA on GA Hwy 16 and Lake Oconee at Georgia Power's Wallace Dam. From GA Hwy 16 between mile marker 22 and 23 turn north onto Wallace Dam Road (see large entry sign) and follow the signs to parking areas and attractions.