Melvin L. Newman Wetlands Center

2755 Freeman Rd.
Hampton, GA 30228- Map It
(770) 603-5603

AAA Editor Notes

Melvin L. Newman Wetlands Center is 2.2 mi. e. of SR 3/US 19/41 at 2755 Freeman Rd. The center educates visitors about such issues as the conservation of natural resources and the preservation of the environment and resident wildlife. The 32-acre site includes a half-mile nature trail with displays documenting the area's ecology and wildlife; visitors might spot beavers, deer, foxes, turtles and any of more than 150 bird species. Primitive upland trails also are available. The learning center contains exhibits about the wetlands. Educational programs are offered. Guided tours are available by appointment (requires a minimum of 15 participants). Pets are not permitted. Guided tours are available. Picnicking is permitted. Time: Allow 1 hour minimum.
Guided tour $1. Admission free.
Hours: Interpretive building open Tues.-Sat. 9-5. Phone ahead to confirm holiday closures. Nature trails open daily 7-7, Mar.-Oct.; 7-5, rest of year.