Things to Do in Cochran and Bleckley County, Georgia

City of Cochran and Bleckley County has a lot of things to do, but we especially shine when it comes to outdoor recreation: biking, fishing, hunting, paddling in canoes. Indeed, Bleckley County is an outdoor enthusiast’s dream.

  • Fun on the Water…

    Any time of year, Dykes Landing on the Ocmulgee River offers the opportunity to camp, canoe, and fish. One of the stops along the Ocmulgee Water Trail from Macon to the Altamaha River, this park is inside the Ocmulgee Wildlife Management Area, and offers two concrete ramps to the river with canoe steps, tent and RV camping areas, and a covered pavilion with tables. Enjoy fishing on the river but bring your fishing license.

    Not far from Dykes Landing, and also within the Ocmulgee Wildlife Management Area, the Ocmulgee Public Fishing Area offers a 106-acre lake stocked with largemouth bass, bluegill, channel catfish, crappie, and redear sunfish (shellcracker). Fish from the bank, from a pier, or by boat; the PFA offers a concrete boat ramp and fish cleaning station, as well as picnic tables and restrooms.

  • History

    Just a drive through downtown Cochran and into the Bleckley County countryside will showcase many historic neighborhoods, homes, and commercial buildings. National Register Historic places in Cochran, Georgia, include the 1913 Bleckley County Courthouse, the Cochran Municipal Building (1942) and School (1928), and Hillcrest, a 1910, two-story, Neoclassical style home.

  • Activities Nearby

    Use Cochran as your base for exploring throughout Middle Georgia. Cochran is only a 35-minute drive from the Museum of Aviation in Warner Robins, Georgia, the second largest museum in the U.S. Air Force, with a collection dating from a replica of an early 1896 glider to modern-era aircraft such as the B-1B bomber, the SR-71 Blackbird, the U-2 Dragon Lady and F-15 Eagle. Cochran is also only about 45 minutes from Lane Southern Orchards, known for its peaches, and from the beautiful camellias at Massee Lane Gardens, both in Fort Valley, Georgia.