Sandy Creek Nature Center

Facility Closing:

Education and Visitor Center at Sandy Creek Nature Center to Temporarily Close for Maintenance

The Education and Visitor Center at Sandy Creek Nature Center will be temporarily closed to the public Wednesday, August 15-Friday, August 17.  Staff will be conducting maintenance and painting in the exhibit hall and reception area.  The building will re-open on Saturday, August 18 at 8:30 a.m.
Trails and the property will be open as usual during this period and the exterior restroom and water fountains at the back of the building will be available to visitors.  

Sandy Creek Nature Center is a gateway to outdoor exploration.  The property features 225 acres of woodlands and wetlands with over 4 miles of trails, including an ADA interpretive trail and connections to the North Oconee River Greenway and Cook's Trail.

The SPLOST-funded Education & 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.

Online Registration:

The Athens-Clarke County Leisure Services has online registration for programs for adults and children. All activities are open to Athens-Clarke County residents and non county residents.  

Review the selection of programs and if you haven't done so already,  create your free online account today!

Fall 2018 registration begins Saturday, August 4 at 9:00 a.m. for ACC residents.  Non-residents may register starting Monday, August 6 at noon.  All registration takes place at 

For more information call 706-613-3615.

Those wishing to apply for or renew a scholarship, must do so at least five business day prior to registering for a camp or program.

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