Pettit Environmental Preserve

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Pettit Environmental Preserve
Douthit Bridge Rd, Paulding County
Cartersville, GA 30120
678-848-4179
www.pettitpreserve.org
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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.

DIRECTIONS:
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.

From I-75:
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 ++