Upcoming Events

Invaders From Other Places Program & Hike
May 12th, 2018

What happens when plants from outside Georgia or even outside the U.S. take up residence in our land? Learn about the impact of invasive species on ecosystems in Georgia and why it’s important for you to promote our native species – for our sake as well as theirs. The program will feature Dr. Julie Newell of Kennesaw State University with presentations at 10:30 am, 11:30 am & 12:30 pm.

A passionate native-plant gardener, Dr. Newell is active in the Georgia Native Plant Society, has completed training as a Certified Master Naturalist, and holds a Certificate in Native Plants from the University of Georgia.

The Preserve will be open 10 am – 5 pm for hiking on your own; a fun craft & interactive educational materials are available for kids ages 3-11.

Admission is $3 per person/max $10 per family or FREE to members and includes parking & hiking.

Visitors may hike one of the Preserve’s three trails that range in length from a stroll of .25 mi to a 1.7 mi loop trail around the lake. Leashed dogs are welcome, but the trails do not accommodate strollers. Please arrive no later than 4 pm so you will have time to finish your hike before we close.

Directions: We are located off Douthit Bridge Rd, accessed only from Hwy 61 (between Cartersville & Dallas). Since our location is off the beaten path, many map programs do NOT provide accurate directions. Use the info on our Contact Us page. 

Or for GPS, use "Douthit Bridge Rd, Dallas, 30132", then follow signs. 


10:00 AM - 5:00 PM