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1830’s Cabin

According to the neighbors, who have been here over 200 years, my cabin was one of three built in the 1830s. One burnt down in the 1980’s, and the foundations of the other are still visible in the woods. In 1999 I moved here, cleared a road back into the woods to the cabin, ran underground electric, put in a well, indoor plumbing, central air and a cell phone booster tower. Inside the cabin has all the modern amenities, but

Campground Photos

As you can see from the aerial photo below, I keep about 5 acres around the cabin mowed like a park. Click on the photos for larger versions. Pitch your tent or park your RV anywhere you want. Looking toward the cabin. That’s Scooter coming to investigate. The fire circle. A foggy morning.


Uncle Melvin’s Stop and Shop – 4 miles – Sandwiches, pizza, meals. Also a convenience store with food, beer, wine, ammo, bait, hunting & fishing licenses. Canoochee Catfish Restaurant – 9 miles McKinney’s Pond Restaurant – 6 miles Midville Cafe – 10 miles West – GA 56 and GA 17, downtown Midville – Open for breakfast and lunch. Lee Brothers Bar-B-Q – 10 miles West – Two blocks S of Midville Cafe – Buffet luncheon. Coleman Lake Restaurant – 15

Hiking, Walking & ATVs

Walking and Hiking We have a mile of trails at Jim’s retreat. For a pleasant walk in the woods, the trails are wonderful. See photos below. We’re surrounded by thousands of acres of timberland, with logging roads running through the woods. From the cabin it’s a 2 1/2 mile hike to the Ogeechee River. Along the Ogeechee River there is a trail along the south bank that runs from Herndon Rd. to US 25, over 10 miles in a straight

Country Drives

This 35-mile Scenic Byway begins in the Downtown Millen Historic District. Its railroad depots date from the early 1900s.  The Millen-Jenkins County Museum features local histories, Native American Indian artifacts, tools, and cotton mill equipment. Proceeding to SR 23 and Perkins Green Fork Road, scenic character is exhibited by woodlands, pasture lands, and historic farmhouses in small and scattered communities.  Varied and distinctive view sheds are found on Herndon Road, along with several historic churches. SR 17, heading back to Cotton Avenue,


There are numerous hunting preserves and lodges in the area. Burke County Chamber of Commerce Emanuel County Chamber of Commerce Jenkins County Chamber of Commerce Burke County Google Search Emanuel County Google Search Jenkins County Google Search Hunting licenses are available at Uncle Melvin’s Stop and Shop.


There are numerous ponds in the area open to the public, either for free or a small fee. Two miles north of Jim’s Retreat is the Bull Hole, public access with a boat ramp on the Ogeechee River. Fishing licenses are available at Uncle Melvin’s Stop and Shop, 4 miles West. Some area lakes have boats for rent. Jenkins County Chamber of Commerce website Emanuel County Chamber of Commerce website

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