Oconee Forest Park
- Accessed via UGA Campus Intramural Fields, College Station and East Campus Rds., Athens, GA 30602
Oconee Forest Park is a 60 acre natural area nestled behind the Intramural Fields of the University of Georgia in Athens, GA. Administered by the Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources, Oconee Forest Park offers recreational, educational, and research opportunities for the University and Athens community, while preserving its 100-year-old forest.
The park features
- Over 1.5 miles of hiking-walking trails that wind through the hickory forest along Lake Herrick
- A 1.2 mile mountain bike trail. Begin the mountain bike trail at the southern entrance to the park and follow the signs. The trail traverses gravel roads and single track woods trails forming a clockwise loop.
- 15-acre Lake Herrick
Mature oak and hickory trees mingle with tulip poplars in the old-growth forest, home to the largest scarlet oak in Georgia.
Handicap access to Oconee Forest Park is provided by the A.D.A.- compliant boardwalk and bridge donated by the family of Leon A. and Eugenia C. Hargreaves. The boardwalk begins at the parking lot near the tennis courts.
HOURS: trails open sunrise to sunset daily.
- Picnic Tables: