The culmination of a renown doctor's four decades of hard work (and hard play) to create a friends and family recreational trophy property!
- 182+/- acre Recreational & Social Storm™ Property in Pulaski County, GA
- 1/2 mile of frontage on the Ocmulgee River
- One 2.5-acre pond – stocked with bass, brim and shell cracker
- 1,892 sq. ft. 3 BR/2.5BA cabin with wrap around screened porch
- 8/10-mile paved drive and gated entrance
- Exceptional trophy deer and turkey
- 58+/- acres newly planted Longleaf Pine
- Hundreds of irrigated Sawtooth Oaks and planted White Oaks and other fruit and nut-producing trees for deer
- New 2,400 sq ft Quonset Hut for storage
- Great Social Storm™ aspects - lodge tucked away at the back of the property and fortified against flood or any other potential natural occurrence
- In an area of large landowners w opportunity to lease adjoining acreage
- 16 acres irrigated food plots and permanent sprinkler heads
- 8 inch irrigation well w 3 phase power
- 1 hour to Macon, GA & 2 hours to Atlanta, GA
You’re going to love this story and seeing what this doctor did to make this one spectacular place!
Located in Pulaski County, Georgia, just three miles southeast of Hawkinsville, is Ocmulgee Lodge, a 182+/- acre recreational trophy and Social Storm™ property.
It has been a lifelong dream of of the current landowner, Dr. Roberts, to own a recreational hunting showplace worthy of sharing with friends and family. He has accomplished that goal in spades. His passion for the land, wildlife, and people to share it with is infectious.
“Dr. Roberts had both the time, talent and treasure to take this great property and turn it into a modern-day recreational showplace. He did what most of us only dream of doing...” - Jon Kohler
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 irrigation system for the wildlife here is one of the most comprehensive I have ever seen. There are no excuses here when it comes to growing deer nutrition. If I had that much irrigation on low cost 3-phase, I think I would go ahead and irrigate a dove field and build a small, flooded wood duck pond as well. It wouldn’t take much.” – Jon Kohler
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.
“This is one of those well-situated properties that’s on a major game corridor that hunts 10 times its size. If someone did want more hunting neighboring leases may be available.” – Jon Kohler
“If I had to say just one thing about this place it would be “ecotone.” This place has it and the secret to why it produces what it does.” – Jon Kohler
"The driveway back to the lodge is one of the most unique entrances I've seen in my 30+ year career. What Dr. Roberts built here sets the tone. Everyone knows they are in for an adventure." – Jon Kohler
“I’ve seen about every type of wildlife program there is. With its irrigated food plots and hundreds of mast trees this place is as polished as a place can be.” - Jon Kohler
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. Founded in 1830, the town is named for Benjamin Hawkins, delegate to the Continental Congress and appointed by President George Washington as the U.S. Indian Agent in the Southeast. 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.
The Social Storm™ aspects of this property are incredible. This is exactly the kind of place one would take their family to spend the next pandemic, or worse. This property will prove to be an exceptional investment. As we write this, we are closing a 1,000+/-acre property on the Flint River for over $8,000 per acre! This is almost twice what we are offering for the river component here. As a Social Storm™ Property, if the world is a worse place, it will dramatically increase in value, and you wouldn't sell it at any price. If tomorrow is a better day, it will also increase in value as a High-Quality Recreational Property. Either way, this property goes up in value.
Maps & Location
- 1 hour to Macon, Ga
- 2 hours to Atlanta, GA