Scull Shoals Historic Site

Area Status: Open
Some of the remaining ruins of times gone by at the Scull Shoals Historic Site

Explore over 10,000 years of history from early Native Americans to DeSoto (1540s) to Georgia's first paper mill in 1811. Take a gentle hike along the historic ruins of the old Scull Shoals Village on the banks of the Oconee River.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Open during daylight hours only.
Operational Hours: Sunrise to Sunset
Reservations: None Required
Rentals & Guides: None
Fees: No fee required
Permit Info: None Issued
Open Season: Open year round
Restrictions: Removal of historical artifacts or any other objects from this site is strictly prohibited!
Closest Towns: The nearest town is approximately 15.5 miles, or 25 minutes, southeast  in Greensboro, GA.  Here visitors will find restaurants, grocery stores, etc.
Water: None
Restroom: None
Passes: None required for this site.
Information Center: Please call the Oconee Ranger District Office at 706-485-7110 if you have any questions Office hours are Monday-Friday 08:00a.m.-12:00p.m. and 1:00p.m. to 4:30 p.m. excluding holidays

General Information


From I-20, Exit 130, travel north on GA 44 to downtown Greensboro, GA. Take GA 15 north approximately 10.9 miles to the intersection of Macedonia Church Rd on the right. Turn right and travel approximately 2.4 miles to Forest Service Rd 1234 on the left. Turn left onto a gravel road and travel approximately 1.8 miles to Scull Shoals Historic Site.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Day Hiking

Boarding House Foot Trail: 0.2 miles

Interpretive Areas

Take advantage of the self-guiding opportunities at Scull Shoals. The information board at the parking lot provides site information and an area map to help you discover the history of this unique site. 


Two picnic tables and plenty of open, grassy areas on which you can throw down a blanket, offer wonderful settings for picnics as part of your day exploring this historic site.