Locate It: Glenwood

Alamo and Glenwood Welcome Hunters, Anglers, Paddlers and Golfers

Wheeler County, Georgia, its county seat of Alamo, and the town of Glenwood are home to Little Ocmulgee State Park & Lodge and its Wallace Adams Golf Course, Alligator Creek Wildlife Management Area (WMA), Gator Creek Sporting Clays, and the Oconee and Ocmulgee rivers.

Wheeler County, Georgia, its county seat of Alamo, and the town of Glenwood are home to Little Ocmulgee State Park & Lodge and its Wallace Adams Golf Course, Alligator Creek Wildlife Management Area (WMA), Gator Creek Sporting Clays, and the Oconee and Ocmulgee rivers.

Guests at Little Ocmulgee State Park & Lodge enjoy sun-soaked days swimming in the private pool, swimming, boating or fishing in the 265-acre Little Ocmulgee Lake, hiking along the park’s 2.6-mile trail, playing mini golf, gathering within a picnic shelter, and letting the kids have a ball at the children’s splash pad.

There are complete camping facilities for tent or RV camping surrounded by sand hills and peaceful pine trees. The Lodge features comfortable, modern accommodations and fully equipped lakeside cabins provide a restful and rejuvenating experience.

Golfers are challenged by the Little Ocmulgee’s acclaimed Wallace Adams Golf Course, recognized as one of the best public courses in South Georgia, and indeed the South. The top-flight venue features the well-maintained Bermuda fairways and TifEagle Bermuda greens that you’d expect from a golf resort. Golfers on the course not only bask in the pristine natural setting of Little Ocmulgee State Park, they also appreciate the straightforward design of Wallace Adams. Free from distractions, players can take on a fair course with no hidden water hazards or secret sand traps. The front nine is tight, requiring players to bring their shot-making skills. The less restrictive back nine – originally designed by O.C. Jones of the renowned Robert Trent Jones family – tests players with smaller, sloped greens and doglegs on the fairways.

For those who like to hunt, geocache or watch for wildlife, Alligator Creek WMA encompasses 3,086 acres near the confluence of the Little Ocmulgee River and Alligator Creek. This area’s deep sandy soils originated as ancient, wind-blown sand dunes and have supported habitat for many diverse plants and animals that have become rare or endangered throughout the Southeast: longleaf pine, red-cockaded woodpeckers, gopher tortoises, gopher frogs, indigo snakes, and pine snakes. In addition to protecting gopher tortoises, this area provides good deer, turkey, and small game hunting opportunities. No camping is allowed on the property.

Paddlers can choose to float down either the Oconee River or the Ocmulgee River. There is little encroachment on these rivers, allowing for peaceful floats with occasional wildlife sightings, including alligators. Another paddling opportunity is the Little Ocmulgee River with its burgundy waters beneath a tree canopy festooned with Spanish moss. Paddling outfitters serve the Oconee River Basin in the “Forks” area where the Oconee and Ocmulgee rivers form the Altamaha River.

Glenville is located on U.S. Highway 301, one of the most historic highways east of the Mississippi River and a delight for those weary of the monotony of interstate highway travel and who want to sample the flavor and diversity of the communities and cultures that made this country great. Adventurous travelers eager to experience “life in the not so fast lane” will find this stretch of the highway introduces them to Georgia’s world-famous pound cakes, sweet Vidalia onions, miles of pecan orchards, an old-fashioned drive-in theater, fine local wines, and much more.

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