Who We Are

The South Fork Nature Center is a conservation project of the Gates-Rogers Foundation. It is devoted to preserving the natural beauty and diversity of the Greers Ferry Lake shoreline for all ages to cherish and enjoy. A large community of dedicated professionals, scientists, educators, volunteers, and sponsors make our efforts possible.

The South Fork Nature Center has approximately two miles of public nature trails, an all weather pavilion, an amphitheater which can double as outdoor classrooms, and more unique features, on the spectacular shoreline view of Greers Ferry Lake.

Most importantly, it serves 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.

The Location

The Nature Center has preserved & currently maintains over two miles of walking/nature trails at the western end of Greers Ferry Lake near Clinton, Arkansas. Our center also proudly features the reconstructed Riddle Cabin, home to renowned folk artist Almeda Riddle, and a beautiful 70-foot cedar & native stone pavilion that serves as an outdoor classroom and group venue.

The trails are open to the public year-round, free of charge, and the site hosts many educational programs highlighting the region’s natural and historical heritage. Click here to see maps & directions to our facilities.