ON THE JOB: Ocmulgee Outfitters in Macon

Middle Georgia is filled with opportunities for getting outdoors and enjoying the natural world. Thankfully for those in Macon and surrounding cities, Ocmulgee Outfitters sells outdoor gear and apparel and its staff members are great resources as well. 

Ocmulgee Outfitters sells necessary items for those who want to go on an outdoor adventure such as kayaks, fly fishing equipment, and hiking/camping equipment but they also sell clothing, drink ware and coolers, backpacks, and footwear.

The staff at Ocmulgee Outfitters are very helpful to those who want to get out into nature safely with all the right gear and the right knowledge. Having a conversation with them is a quick way to find out more about all that Middle Georgia nature has to offer.

Ocmulgee Outfitters manager Quint Rogers even owns a fly fishing service called Peach State Fly Fishing. Rogers and other guides with Peach State Fly Fishing take clients of all experiences levels out fishing and they specialize in wading trips on the Ocmulgee and Flint rivers. As of the time of publication, Peach State Fly Fishing currently had the following days open for booking: 10/4, 10/6, 10/7, 10/10, 10/12, 10/17, 10/20, 10/23, 10/24, and 10/25. 

Staff member Mason Creager is a student at Mercer who also leads guided kayak tours down the Ocmulgee. Creager has 8 years of experience on the water and has been teaching others about rivers and how to navigate them for the past 6 years. He currently has one trip planned for October 14th where he will leave from Pope's Ferry Landing around 1 p.m. to get to Amerson River Park between 5 and 6 p.m. Creager can be reached at (678) 975-8054.

Next time you are in need of outdoor gear, or just want to know the best fishing, kayaking, hiking, or camping spots in Middle Georgia, Macon's Ocmulgee Outfitters is a great resource to take advantage of. 

Ocmulgee Outfitters is located at 565 Poplar Street in Macon and is open from 10 to 8 a.m. Mondays through Thurdays, from 10 to 9 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and from 1 to 6 p.m. on Sundays and they can be reached at (478) 259-6594.

Ocmulgee Outfitters is located on Poplar Street in Downtown Macon (Photographer Nate Weeks)
Mason Creager is a staff member at Ocmulgee Outfitter, a student at Mercer, and he leads guided kayaking tours down the Ocmulgee River (Photographer Nate Weeks)
The store has a large selection of fly fishing equipment, apparel, and much more (Photographer Nate Weeks)
Floating down the Ocmuglee River is a great way to enjoy the outdoors in Macon and Ocmulgee Outfitters has the equipment to help with that as well (Photographer Nate Weeks)
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