Sandy Creek Nature Center


205 Old Commerce Rd.
Athens GA 30607


  • Admission: $0.00

Hours of Operation

  • Tuesday : 8:30am - 5:30pm
  • Wednesday : 8:30am - 5:30pm
  • Thursday : 8:30am - 5:30pm
  • Friday : 8:30am - 5:30pm
  • Saturday : 8:30am - 5:30pm


A 225-acre natural area with more than five miles of foot trails including an ADA accessible boardwalk and one of the first "green" buildings in the state. The 11,400-square-foot Education and Visitor Center contains hands-on, interactive exhibits and teaching space that includes live animals as well as fresh and salt water tanks, including a live loggerhead sea turtle. The center also features its own planetarium. Sandy Creek Nature Center currently serves as the northern terminus of the North Oconee River Greenway (the 8-mile paved mutli-use trail connecting the Nature Center to the University of Georgia and beyond.)

Facility Amenities
  • Free Parking
  • Parking on Site
  • Gift Shop
  • Picnic Area
  • Public Restrooms
  • Self-guided Tours
  • Maps & Brochures Available
Near Interstate Highway
  • 85
Special Tags
  • Eco-Friendly
Suitable for Ages
  • All Ages
General Information
  • Family-Friendly
  • Free Admission
  • Accessible
  • Kids Equipment
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