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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.

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

Jack-O-Lantern Jog and Goblin Fun Run

    From: October 26, 2014 - October 26, 2014
Make plans to run or walk in the annual Jack-O-Lantern Jog and Goblin Fun Run, Sunday, October 26 at Sandy Creek Nature Center. The one-mile Goblin F... View Details

Journey Through the Stars: Family Planetarium Program

    From: November 08, 2014 - November 08, 2014
The Athens-Clarke County Department of Leisure Services will present will Journey through the Stars for Families this summer at Sandy Creek Nature Ce... View Details

Sunrise Hike at Sandy Creek Park

    From: November 15, 2014 - November 15, 2014
Who is up for a beautiful walk through the fall morning woods? If so, join the folks at the Sandy Creek Nature Center very early as they explore the ... View Details