Dauset Trails is a privately owned 1200 acre preserve in central
Georgia near Jackson. With 17 miles of hiking and biking trails, and an
additional 10 miles designated for horseback riding, trails are
certainly an appropriate theme for this park. But there is much more.
Dauset Trails is also an animal sanctuary for non-releasable wild
animals. There are dozens of animals like the ones listed on their
great horned owl.
Most of the animals are in enclosures, but you can get close enough to
most to see them like you never have. There are also some free-range animals
such as goats, sheep, and pigs in a farm setting. They're very friendly
and safe for kids to pet.
There is no admission or parking fee, but
donations are accepted. When you make a small contribution ($2-$5), they
will give you some trinkets like stickers, badges, and stick pins,
things the kids like.
Dauset Trails is an awesome place, and
it's kind of refreshing that it's privately owned, but free. Even State
Parks have parking fees.
Following a tip from my nephew while camping at
Springs State Park, we visited
Dauset Trails Nature Center. It turned out to be one of
the best places we've ever been. There are miles of bike and
hiking trails, but the nature center is what we loved. It is
filled with dozens of interesting rescued animals that you
can get very close to. We ran into our neighbors from the
campground. Our kids really had a great time playing with
their kids which made the place even more enjoyable. I can't
say enough about Dauset Trails. It is privately owned and
there is no admission fee. It is extremely well maintained,
and the staff are incredibly nice. They gave Rebecca a
respectable collection of Georgia wildlife posters she had
been looking for, and the kids were gifted badges, stickers,
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Dauset's webpage is pretty
informative but is lacking in pictures.
Springs State Park is very near. As with all Georgia
State Parks, it has a nice campground and lots of history.
Mountain biking, hiking, petting zoo, wild
animal exhibits, nature center/museum, group camping, etc.
Occasional events like outdoor movies and interpretive
Geocaching is available, but we didn't have a chance.
Indian Springs State Park,
McIntosh Inn (historical),
High Falls State Park.
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