Upcoming Events

Beneficial Bats Program & Hike
October 13th, 2018

Bats get a bad rap because there are so many scary myths about them. But bats, the only flying mammals, are actually very beneficial to humans: they are lean, mean, bug eating machines!

Vicky Benham Smith will be bringing two adorable bat ambassadors to help us learn about the incredible variety of bat species and their important role in the web of life. Presentations with live bats will start at 10:30 am, 11:30 am and 12:30 pm. No reservations are needed, but be sure to arrive 15 minutes before the program time to allow time to park, check in and get your seat.

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
Amphibians in Winter Program & Hike
November 10th, 2018

Where do the frogs and other amphibians go in the winter? Do they just die or somehow survive the cold? Preserve educators will have ongoing presentations all day on the topic. 

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