Due to its close proximity to Georgia Power's Wallace Dam and lakes Oconee and Sinclair, Georgia Power has partnered with various community groups and organizations to care for the Rock Hawk Effigy and Trails. Designated an "Important Bird Area" by the Audubon Society, this 1,000-acre Putnam County site is home to 200 species of birds. An observation tower on the trail overlooks a water fowl impoundment – home to osprey, bald eagles and a waypoint for migratory birds. Fifteen miles of natural habitat trails are available for bird-watching.
The Rock Hawk effigy mound is an historic Native American monument estimated to be more than 2,000 years old. Archaeologists believe it is one of only two such structures east of the Mississippi River. For its stewardship efforts, Georgia Power has received the Recreational, Environmental and Historical Enhancement award from the National Hydropower Association as part of NHA's outstanding Stewards of America's Waters program.Back to Top ↑