Buffalo Creek Outdoor Education Center

The Buffalo Creek Outdoor Education Center located next to the Carrollton Ag Center in Carrollton, GA. It is comprised of approximately 40 acres. The habitats in this area range from a year round running stream (Buffalo Creek) to dry uplands pine and hardwood. The area also includes a wetlands, shade and sun. The Carroll County Master Gardeners have demonstration gardens there. The Forestry Commission has an old saw mill, grist mill and other buildings used for demonstrations. The walking trails meander over a portion of the acreage. The citizens in and around Carrollton use the facility for pleasure. Each fall all the fourth graders in Carroll County and some of the surrounding counties are invited to Ag. Heritage Days where they are treated to a vision of the past with demonstrations. They walk the trails and see the great outdoors. First came the droughts then the area experienced two huge wind storms/small tornadoes and two devastating floods that greatly impacted the plant and wildlife. The floods and falling trees ruined several bridges. The West Georgia Chapter of the Georgia Native Plant Society has adopted this area as a restoration project and plans to replenish and enhance the plant material through rescues and workdays.
Driving Directions To Restoration Project
Some GPS and online map services will point you to the other side of the intersection, where the jail is located. Google Maps (below) shows the correct location, but the entrance is not obvious. It is located on Newnan Rd, almost at the intersection with Hwy 166. You can view a Google map of the location here.

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