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
|Open during daylight hours only.
|Sunrise to Sunset
|Rentals & Guides:
|No fee required
|Open year round
|Removal of historical artifacts or any other objects from this site is strictly prohibited!
|The nearest town is approximately 15.5 miles, or 25 minutes, southeast in Greensboro, GA. Here visitors will find restaurants, grocery stores, etc.
|None required for this site.
|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
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.
Map showing recreational areas. Map Information
Boarding House Foot Trail: 0.2 miles
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.