Morgan Grove Nature Area

181 Morgan Road

Fayetteville, GA 30215

Hours: Dawn to Dusk Daily

About Morgan Grove Nature Area

This 60-acre property near the Flint River in east Fayette County gives visitors a first-hand glimpse of a retired working forest with an adjacent bottomland habitat. The Trust is enhancing the site based on the property’s recent land management history. The Trust established part of the nature area as a site for the public to view forestry best management practices.

The Morgan Grove Nature Area showcases both natural succession & active management. During the spring a vibrant butterfly garden is maintained to attract pollinators to the area. A small network of trails winds through the natural successional areas, young pine forest, and bottomland forest near Gay Creek.

A Few Things To Look For:

Typical wildlife species that frequent Morgan Grove include white-tailed deer, wild turkey, multiple species of songbirds, and pollinators!

While many of our visitors like to bring their dogs along for the journey, dogs under voice command are allowed in the open field area. All pets must be leashed on trails. Please utilize the dog waste containers, provided by Koppers.

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Our Public Nature Areas

The Southern Conservation Trust operates six public nature areas located in Fayette County, GA. Our public nature areas allow the community to experience greenspace and learn about the environment. Our public nature areas are open from sunrise to sunset every day.

Nature Area

181 Morgan Rd, Fayetteville, GA


101 Panther Path, Fayetteville, GA

Lake Bird

Old Senoia Rd, Fayetteville, GA

The Ridge

390 Burch Rd, Fayetteville, GA

Wildcat Woods

100 Wildcat Way, Fayetteville, GA


305 Beauregard Bl Fayetteville, GA

Nature Area Reviews

Don’t take our word for it – here’s what some of our visitors say:

“Nice and quiet place to walk. Trails are safe and clear of debris. Just watch out for snakes! I have seen deer sipping water at a stream here before. Also great place for watching birds or just enjoying the serenity.”

John W.

Sams Lake Bird Sanctuary

“Beautiful and quiet trails. You can hear the birds and when you walk along the creek on the blue trail you can hear the water flowing. The trails are nice and shaded so even if it’s hot out, the shade keeps you cool.”

Alexis B.

The Ridge Nature Area

“There didn’t seem to be any hard obstacles all the way through the third trail. We saw white tail dear, song birds, and a cheeky toad along this trail. Easily navigated, certainly with the publicly posted map and trail markings.”

Kerry B.

Morgan Grove Nature Area

Event Rentals at Our
Public Nature Areas

Southern Conservation Trust Nature Areas are available to rent depending on the area and event. Each public area offers different facilities and opportunities. Requests must be submitted at least six weeks before the event. The Southern Conservation Trust cares deeply about the areas it manages and reserves the right to refuse any event that will have a negative effect on the area.

Volunteer With Us

As a nonprofit, we have several ways you can help us at the Southern Conservation Trust and the Fayette Environmental Education Center. We offer a variety of options such as youth, adult, long-term, and short-term volunteer opportunities. At the Southern Conservation Trust, we recognize our volunteers’ hard work and know that we could not uphold our mission to elevate nature through exceptional stewardship without YOU!