The Preserve provides hands-on environmental education with curriculum aligned field trip programs for K-12. Additionally offerings include Pre-K programs, Scout Badge programs, Summer Daycare field trips, and summer day camps and day hike opportunities for individuals
The Preserve is a 70-acre property located in Bartow County that has not been timbered in over 70 years. With rolling hills characteristic of the area, the Preserve has a 9-acre lake that is a vital part of the habitat for native wildlife including deer, wild turkey, beaver, bobcat, turtle, bass, bream, and catfish. The property also features a 36’ Swinging Bridge, a 72’ floating bridge, & a stone amphitheater next to the small waterfall.
FOR GPS: ENTER DOUTHIT BRIDGE RD, PAULDING CO
DO NOT USE VINEYARD RD IN GPS: ACCURATE RESULTS NOT AVAILABLE IN GOOGLE MAPS, BING, Mapquest or GPS.
Take Exit 285, Red Top Mountain and head WEST (away from the State Park). Go straight at the traffic light; road becomes Old Alabama Rd. Proceed on Old Alabama for approximately 7 miles. At stop sign, turn LEFT onto Hwy 61. Follow Hwy 61 for 3.8 miles, then turn left on Douthit Bridge Rd (at Birchwood subdivision). ++After .4 mi the road becomes one lane unpaved; proceed to fork in road and take right on Vineyard Rd; continue for another 1.6 mi (passing through two gates) to The Pettit Preserve. Parking is in a graveled lot just before you get to the Learning Shed.
From Dallas at intersection Hwy 61/Cartersville Hwy & Hwy 6/Memorial Dr:
Proceed north11.5 miles on Hwy 61 North/Cartersville Hwy. Turn RIGHT on Douthit Bridge Rd at Birchwood subdivision. Proceed with above directions from ++