Upcoming Events

Georgia's Native Bees Program & Hike
July 14th, 2018

When you think bees, you think hives, but not all bees live in communities. The majority of Georgia’s 500 species of native bees are loners and use a method of pollination that honey bees are unable to do: buzz pollination. However, like honey bees, native bees are in jeopardy, unless humans make some changes.

Presentations by staff will be ongoing throughout the day, so come anytime before 4 pm.

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
6th Annual Golf Tournament
August 6th, 2018

We'll be at the Cartersville Country Club for a day of fun to benefit the Preserve! Putting Contest with cash prizes 9 am/Shotgun Start at 10 am. "19th Hole" after you finish play for free beer selections along with wings & snacks. 

To sign up downlaod Registration & Sponsor Form complete & return to address on form

Pay by check or go onilne to our online store to pay by credit card.


9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Georgia Scavenger Hunt & Hike
August 11th, 2018

Everyone loves a scavenger hunt! With the theme of “Georgia on My Mind” all scavenger hunt items will relate to Georgia animals, plants & history with clues left along the trail to help you along. Participants can choose from a 1.7 mi scavenger hunt or a shorter .4 mi version.

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