Sandy Creek Nature Center, Athens

4.8
#3 of 6 in Parks in Athens
The nature center is a facility of the Athens-Clarke County Department of Leisure Services and partners with Sandy Creek Nature Center Inc., a non-profit support group. This 225- acre wildlife sanctuary includes over 4 miles of nature trails, providing access to a variety of habitats typical of the Georgia Piedmont: river floodplains, wetlands, upland pine and hardwood forests, fields, ponds, and streams.
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  • August 13, 2017
    Took a group here this weekend for the first time. It is located off of 441 just north of Athens. Look for the signs. Nice exhibits about animals and plants that are native to Georgia. Snakes too! Lot...  more »
  • July 10, 2017
    A great place to take the family. Kids will love the animals and the smells to try to guess in the exhibits. Nice trails around, too. Educational and fun place.  more »
  • July 6, 2017
    The exhibit hall is very enjoyable. I think it is great for younger children, but our 12 year old loved it. If you plan on walking the trails, bring insect repellent.  more »
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  • June 7, 2017
    Should make the sign clearer that dogs are not allowed on the beach area. Since this is the only place they CANNOT GO it should be made clear on signs. And if you kick someone out of the only place they wanted to go which was the beach area to swim. Is losing 4 dollars to 2 18 year olds worth losing customers over. REALLY $4.00
  • June 11, 2017
    Nice place to take kids for learning experience and fun! It's also free so I loved that! Went on hike down the trails so that was very cool adventure for all of us.
  • July 8, 2017
    Great place for family walks but only part is suitable for strollers. Several geocaches also along the trails.
  • June 24, 2017
    The nature center is really cool if just a little small and the walking trails are nice.
  • May 2, 2017
    Came here for my little brothers birthday. Great nature center for little kid's birthdays.

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