Historic Heartland / Conyers

Big Haynes Creek Nature Center

1996 Centennial Olympic Pkwy.
Conyers, GA 30013

770-860-4190 | 800-266-9377
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173 acres of the Georgia International Horse Park have been designated as a nature preserve devoted to the preservation and study of native plants and wildlife.

Opened to the public in 2007, The Nature Center features a canoe launch, observation platform and a boardwalk and viewfinder in the northern portion of the woodlands.

Discovery stations depicting the eco-system and the plants and animals that call it home were installed as well as audio interactive stations allowing visitors to identify sounds throughout the wetlands.  Touch stations encourage visitors to feel their way through The Big Haynes Creek Nature Center by identifying tracks of the animals living in the area.  

More than five miles of trails wind their way through the nature center to accommodate hikers, mountain bikers and horse enthusiasts.

Open year round from sunrise to sunset. Fishing is not allowed.

Info & Amenities

  • Hours of Operation

    Sunday: 7:00AM - 7:00PM
    Monday: 7:00AM - 7:00PM
    Tuesday: 7:00AM - 7:00PM
    Wednesday: 7:00AM - 7:00PM
    Thursday: 7:00AM - 7:00PM
    Friday: 7:00AM - 7:00PM
    Saturday: 7:00AM - 7:00PM

    Admission & Fees

    Admission Free

    Activities

    Nature Trails

    Facility Amenities

    Boat Launch

    Bus / Motorcoach Parking on Site

    Free Parking

    Maps & Brochures Available

    Parking on Site

    Picnic Shelter

    Self-guided Tours

    General Information

    Family-friendly

    Free Admission

    Open Year 'Round

    Pet-friendly

    Group Amenities

    Group-friendly

    Near Interstate Highway

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    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages

Events

  • Bill Pickett Invitational Rodeo

    Bill Pickett Invitational Rodeo

    08/04/2018 - 08/05/2018

    The nation's only traveling Black Rodeo tells the story of the Black American Cowboy, and reaches over 121,000 spectators annually throughout the United States.

    To the delight of thrilled audiences and rodeo fans, some of the nation's most skilled and entertaining black cowboys and cowgirls will compete in the nation's only touring black rodeo competition - the thrilling Bill Pickett Invitational Rodeo (BPIR).

    BPIR will proudly showcase its athletes performing and competing in t... read more

  • Rugged Maniac 5K Obstacle Race

    Rugged Maniac 5K Obstacle Race

    08/18/2018 - 08/18/2018

    Picture this: You arrive at the Georgia International Horse Park on August 18 with a carload of your most adventurous friends. As you step out, you notice the people around you admiring your group's coordinated "Avengers-in-bathing-suits" costumes and your on-point Hulk-green body paint. In the festival, people are already riding the mechanical bull and playing beach volleyball (Rugged Maniac is definitely more than just a mud run), but you're more interested in the stein-hoisting cont... read more

  • Atlanta Fall Classic I Horse Show

    Atlanta Fall Classic I Horse Show

    11/07/2018 - 11/11/2018

    The  Atlanta Fall Classic  I & II Hunter-Jumper Horse Shows will attract over 700 of the finest horses in the Southeast to compete for two five-day shows. The Atlanta Fall Classic I will be held November 7 - 11, from 8 a.m. until late afternoon. Come watch the $45,000 Grand Prix on Saturday where the best compete against the best. For more information, please visit www.classiccompany.com.

    The Atlanta Fall Classic has two wee... read more

  • Atlanta Fall Classic II Horse Show

    Atlanta Fall Classic II Horse Show

    11/14/2018 - 11/18/2018

    Join us for the Atlanta Fall Classic  II Hunter-Jumper Horse Show at the Georgia International Horse Park November 14-18, 2018. This event will attract over 700 of the finest horses in the Southeast to compete for two five-day shows. The event will be held daily, from 8 a.m. until late afternoon. Watch the $45,000 Grand Prix on Saturday where the best compete against the best. For more information, please visit www.classiccompany.com read more