A Look Inside

Our projects

- Public walking trails
- Nature appreciation programs & Docent-Guided Tours, Spring-Fall
- Historic conservation (Almeda Riddle cabin)
- Habitat initiatives (Pollinator meadows & Milkweed cultivation)
- Data collection for plant & animal species & climate records
- Outdoor Classrooms & Field-Based Education Framework
- Regional school outreach
- Annual Greers Ferry Lake shoreline cleanup (Sept)
- Annual Butterfly release
- Building partnerships with regional conservation initiatives
- So much more!

Our Docents

South Fork Nature Center also features its docents! A docent is a person who leads guided tours and provides programs and outdoor classroom learning. Docents might come from a primary or secondary school, a college or university where they have taught or they may be a naturalist or master gardener. Docents bring SFNC to life; they help reveal and unfold the beauty of nature to enhance ones level of enjoyment. Our docents drive SFNC’s aspirations and educational component.

Explore for Yourself!

We're open year-round! Join a group events or come on your own to unplug, decompress, and reconnect. Pets welcome (must be on leash!)
DIRECTIONS: At Choctaw, turn on Arkansas State Highway 330 toward Choctaw Marina. Drive 3.7 miles east, turn left (north) onto Klondike road. Drive about 2 miles and continue straight from Klondike Rd. onto Bachelor road and down a steep hill, across a low water bridge and up the hill to the SFNC rock entrance. Parking available across the road.

South Fork Trail System

South Fork Trail System

Open year-round for fascinating nature hikes & relaxing lakefront walks. Check our calendar for docent tours & workshop dates.
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South Fork Nature Center is the Gates Rogers Foundation’s premier conservancy project, located in Central Arkansas on the banks of the South Fork of the Little Red River section of Greers Ferry Lake, which is in the Boston Range of the Ozark Mountains.

The South Fork Nature Center has approximately two miles of public nature trails, will when complete feature an all weather pavilion, an environmentally “green” energy efficient education facility functioning on a self-sustaining basis, an amphitheater which can double as outdoor classrooms, and all on the spectacular shoreline view of Greers Ferry Lake.

Most importantly, it will serve as a model to educate and inspire us to be aware of our environment, to protect vulnerable species, to adopt practices which are ecologically sound, and to work toward recreating a planet on which man and nature can co-exist in a mutually beneficial partnership.

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