We’re happy to announce that our hiking trails are OPEN to the public!
As of May 1, 2022, visitors can now hike and explore our nature trails on Greers Ferry Lake. Hikers are free to use the entrance path at the right side of the gate. Please remember to take only photos, and leave nothing but footprints. Pets are allowed on a leash. Please contact us to request access for group activities.
Happy Trails!

Who will my Contact Person be?
Don Culwell, South Fork Nature Center’s Programs Director

(The Program Coordinator will help customize your activities and ensure that your objectives are met.)

What physical amenities are available at South Fork?

  • 2 miles of Educationally marked trails designed by Ken Eastin, Eastin Outdoors Inc.
  • 70’x30′ outdoor educational pavilion – Handicap accessible, lighting, tables, chairs, benches, dry erase board on easel
  • 4 Large picnic tables (seat 8 – 10)
  • Small historic log cabin with covered porch
  • 3 trail seating circles which seat approximately 24 – 30 each
  • Hand lens, dissecting scopes and various other educational resources
  • Portable toilets available (March through October)
  • Hand-washing water and/or hand sanitizer

What do I need to bring to the Nature Center?

  • Signed copies of “Photo Releases” (Pictures could be taken for our website or brochure)
  • Sack lunches and drinks including drinking water in a cooler
  • Any educational materials needed for non-South Fork developed activities
  • South Fork has a First Aid kit but you will need to bring special needs items for your students (Example: asthma inhalers or epinephrine pens for students with serious

What important things should my students remember when preparing for our Field Trip?

  1. Wear closed toed shoes with socks.
  2. Hats, sunscreen, and insect spray are recommended in warm weather.
  3. Jackets may be appropriate as cool breezes come from the lake.
  4. Leave valuables at home.
  5. Do not remove anything from Nature Center without permission.
  6. Leave only foot prints