Rock Hawk Cruise tickets on sale Feb. 8


Climb aboard a luxury cruise boat on Lake Oconee for an afternoon of the Rock Hawk Talk History Mystery Cruise. Local historian Larry Moore and Georgia Power Lake Resources Manager Keith Hill will once again explore the archeological sites, history and culture of Lake Oconee, including some of the many mysterious archaeological sites hidden by the lake, prehistoric ceremonial sites, early historical plantations, as well as Wallace Dam, the Oconee Wildlife Management Area and Rock Hawk Effigy, educational trails and park. Many ancient artifacts will be displayed, including a dinosaur egg, other multi-million year-old fossils and many old Native American items. There will be history mystery prizes, a raffle of a 400-million-year-old Trilobite marine fossil and a beautiful hand carved eagle/hawk head hiking stick. Tickets always sell out fast.

The Rock Hawk Talk History Mystery Cruise tours will be from noon to 2 p.m. and 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 19 (please arrive 30 minutes early to check in—we depart on the minute). An inclement weather date has been reserved for June 2.

Note: the boat is covered and will cruise if there is only rain, but will be delayed or cancelled if there is lightning and/or heavy wind. The second level is open air but covered, where the speakers will be located, and the first level is enclosed and air conditioned with sound available via the PA system.

Rock Hawk Talk fundraiser tickets are $60 and are on sale now. Tickets will include hors d'oeuvres and one drink ticket; a cash bar is also available. Only 40 tickets will be sold on a first come/first serve basis for each cruise. Tickets always sell out fast. Additional details to follow for ticket holders.

Contact Kaitlyn Parham at the Eatonton-Putnam Chamber of Commerce at (706)485-7701, email:

Payment can be by check (you can drop it in the mail to the Eatonton-Putnam Chamber of Commerce at P.O. Box 4088, Eatonton, GA 31024), cash or credit card. Checks should be made payable to HPSBC. Payment must be received to hold a reservation and no refunds can be made after May 3, after which point the payment will be considered a donation to our non-profit corporation, HPSB Corp for Rock Hawk use.

The Rock Hawk Talk Cruise is presented by Historic Piedmont Scenic Byway Corp. (HPSBC) as a fundraiser for Lake Oconee’s Rock Hawk Effigy, museums, educational trails and park.


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