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Plan Your Visit

Tree stump surrounded by tall trees in a forest.The park offers fun for the whole family, for an hour, an afternoon, or a weekend.

One Hour

  • Relax to the soothing sounds of nature while you enjoy a picnic lunch.
  • Strike out on one of our shorter trails. The Bicycle/Fitness trail has suggested activities perfect for getting your blood pumping. The Lil’ Paws trail is ideal for the little family members.
  • Take a leisurely stroll down the Village Slough Loop trail. Begin along the bald cypress and water tupelo lined Village Slough, then follow the trail into sandy lands with an open longleaf pine canopy, grasses, and even cactus!
  • Be sure to bring your camera. Take nature photos and look for birds and other wildlife.
  • Stop by our Nature Center to learn about the park and its history. Explore hands-on discovery boxes and exhibits.

Half Day

  • Load up your mountain bike and explore trails that wind through various forest habitats.   
  • Invite your friends and family for a cookout with a beautiful view of the creek as a backdrop. Reserve our 80-person picnic pavilion for your gathering.
  • Try your luck catching a fish! We loan fishing equipment for you to use in the park, and no fishing license is required.
  • Challenge your friends to some friendly competition! Check out a cornhole or ladder golf game to use in the park or pick up a scavenger hunt list and see who is the first to finish.
  • Kids: borrow an Explorer Pack loaded with tools to explore the park - binoculars, field guides, and more. Pick up a free Junior Ranger Activity Journal and complete tasks to earn a Junior Ranger Badge.

Overnight/Weekend

  • A weekend visit will give you time to fully enjoy the park. Along with the one-hour and half-day options, you can explore all 5 miles of connected trails on foot or mountain bike, wake up with the birds, fish the hot spots, and just relax.
  • Go camping! Reserve a tent/RV site with water and electricity, our cozy 6-person cabin, or a primitive walk-in site along the creek. Camp with your sponsored youth group at the group camp area.
  • Attend a guided hike or ranger program and learn a new outdoor skill or more about nature.
  • Rent a canoe or kayak from one of the local outfitters and enjoy a day paddling the creek. Take out at our canoe launch and walk back to your campsite.
  • Don’t forget the night life. Listen for owls, go for a hike, and marvel at the stars.

Dogs on a leash are always welcome at the park.

Check with the park staff for more ideas and information.