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Cubihatcha Outdoor Center

100 Collins Road, Locust Grove, GA 30248
(678) 583-3930

Get in touch with nature in Henry County by visiting the Cubihatcha Outdoor Education Center in Locust Grove, Georgia. This area was designated in 1999 as a wetland enhancement and protection corridor to help safeguard and maintain the local wildlife habitat. Almost 1,000 acres of land are included in the center, featuring bottomland, hardwood and forested wetlands and uplands. For help planning a visit to the Cubihatcha Outdoor Education Center, local parks and more, get in touch with the Henry County Convention & Visitors Bureau today.

Walking Trails

Visitors can immerse themselves in the natural landscape by taking a walk or jog along the trails that travel throughout the many acres of the Cubihatcha Outdoor Education Center. Whether guests prefer to get some exercise and enjoy the weather or observe the many species that call the habitat home, the trails are a great way to take a moment to reflect and refresh in nature.

Two main trails are available for the public to utilize, including:

  • Red & Blue Trails: These trails are two miles long and travel around the outdoor center for a good look at the entire campus. These trails are open from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday year round.
  • Loop Trail: Enjoy serene views of the water while walking on this trail, which runs along the Towaliga River. This trail is eight miles long and extends from the Cubihatcha Outdoor Education Center to the Upper Towaliga Dam. The Loop trail is open from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday year round.

To learn more about the environment and the animal and plant species that inhabit it, visitors can schedule a tour led by an on-site naturalist. This is a great way to gain a greater appreciation for the natural world and to get expert answers to any questions about the landscape along the trails.

Other Outdoor Activities

In addition to the walking trails, guests of the Cubihatcha Outdoor Education Center will find many more recreational activities to enjoy. The trails and forested wetlands also provide an excellent opportunity for bird-watching, allowing guests to observe a host of bird species. Finally, a trip to the apiary offers a look into the importance of bees as part of the ecosystem.

Before visiting the Cubihatcha Outdoor Education Center, it’s important to note that while pets are welcome, they must be kept on a leash at all times. Fishing is not allowed outside the dedicated area for kids, and no vehicles or bicycles are permitted on-site.

Appreciate Nature in Henry County

The educational and recreational opportunities at the Cubihatcha Outdoor Education Center make it a great place to spend a day outdoors in Locust Grove and Henry County. To learn more about the area’s parks, outdoor recreation opportunities and other things to do, contact the Henry County Convention & Visitors Bureau. Visitors can also stop by the Henry County Welcome Center or call 678-619-5400 for additional information.