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.
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.