Sandy Creek Nature Center

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 2017 online registration begins Saturday, August 5 at 9:00 a.m. for ACC residents.  Non-residents may register beginning Monday, August 7 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. As of July 1st, scholarship requirements have changed. Please review what to bring when applying for a scholarship.

  1. Sandy Creek Nature Center

    Physical Address
    205 Old Commerce Rd.
    Athens, GA 30607

    Phone: 706-613-3615

    Hours of Operation:
    Tuesday-Saturday from 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
    Trails are open sunrise to sunset daily.

    Admission:  Free

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