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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  • This is a lovely place to come and visit and unwind. You can take a nature walk and just enjoy the outdoors. Great place to walk and talk with someone special.  more »
  • Park was nice and had nice area to have picnic. It was a party of 50+ people. Easily we could accommodate. Nice place to jog. Many activities to do. I would recommend it to family too.  more »
  • We had a great time here with our two year old granddaughter. Lots of good trails to explore, and a wheelchair accessible boardwalk trail. The visitors center is small, but it has some excellent exhib...  more »
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  • Because we have a two-year-old we like to incorporate activities that will make him happy too! It was our first visit to Athens and he didn't want to leave the nature center. There is an exhibit area with fish, snakes, turtles, frogs, etc. on display and different themed areas as well. Very educational. Then there's an outside trail that he loved as well. If we're ever in the area again, we'll definitely be back - and it's free! Happy son, happy parents!
  • This place rocks! Awesome spot for a rainy day. There is plenty to keep a wide range of ages interested, lots to explore. My 5 year old son went to a bat class and had an amazing time. Even got to touch a bat. Only complaint is mosquitos are really bad on the trail with wooden walk way and there was a lot of mud at the end of it so my kids got very messy before getting in the van.
  • The interpretive center is a must see. So many interesting animals and plants to learn about and observe. There are a lot of beautiful trails here (perfect for running), and there is access to the Oconee greenway.
  • Wonderful park, with many things to see. The staff are helpful and courteous. Most of the trail is handicap accessible!
  • What a darling little gem! We visited the cemetery with my son and his prek class! It is very educational. My son loved the sea turtle and playing in the garden area. He also enjoyed doing the scavenger hunt. We went through the whole place in about an hour. Very educational and best of all, it was free!!
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