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Sandy Creek Nature Center

Featuring 225 acres of woodlands and wetlands, the Sandy Creek Nature Center is a gateway to outdoor exploration. More than 4 miles of trails and an ADA interpretive trail are available with connections to the North Oconee River Greenway and Cook's Trail.

The SPLOST-funded Education and Visitor Center includes live reptiles, amphibians, marine and freshwater aquariums, interactive natural history exhibits, and an incredible resource library all housed in an eco-friendly building. There is also a circa 1815 Log House and several wildlife observation areas on site.

Come and explore their small planetarium and newly expanded exhibit hall with interactive learning centers that feature the wetlands, coastal, woodlands, agriculatural and  urban environments of Northeast Georgia. The Frog Pond Shop with its variety of nature-based gifts is popular with all ages. The shop is open during nature center hours.

FOR MEETINGS
 
Sandy Creek Nature Center, nestled among 250 acres of woodland, fields, and marshland, provides a secluded, tranquil setting for a meeting, conference, or retreat. The Education and Visitor Center is a multi-use building featuring live animal exhibits, meeting rooms, and an earth-friendly, energy-saving design. The Walker Hall Complex, a quiet retreat in the woods, includes meeting rooms, outdoor decks, nearby trails, and exhibits.

Meeting Features:
•Kitchen
•Picnic and recreational areas along the Greenway riverwalk
•Exhibit galleries

Naturalist's Walk at Sandy Creek Nature Center

    From: September 20, 2014 - September 20, 2014
The Athens-Clarke County Department of Leisure Services hosts a Naturalist's Walk, monthly through October at Sandy Creek Nature Center. Sandy C... View Details

Naturalist's Walk at Sandy Creek Nature Center

    From: October 18, 2014 - October 18, 2014
The Athens-Clarke County Department of Leisure Services hosts a Naturalist's Walk, monthly through October at Sandy Creek Nature Center. Sandy Cr... View Details

Jack-O-Lantern Jog and Goblin Fun Run

    From: October 26, 2014 - October 26, 2014
Fourteenth annual four-mile road race and one-mile fun run fundraiser for Sandy Creek Nature Center, Inc. Prizes awarded for top finishers in each ag... View Details