National Parks / Natural World

Reedy Creek Nature Center and Preserve Charlotte

Where is it at?

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Reedy Creek Nature Center and Preserve
2900 Rocky River Road
Charlotte
NC
28215
Tel: 980-314-1054

Where are we going today?

Nature is a wonderful thing, and Reedy Creek Nature Center and Preserve is filled with all sorts of nature just for YOU!

Reedy Creek Nature Center and Preserve is 737 acres of forested habitat that lies within Reedy Creek Park. The preserve itself is great for those active families, with over 10 miles of hiking trails! (Better get a good pair of shoes!)

There are a variety of terrains to explore, not only giving kids a place to run around, get active and enjoy that fresh air, but also a place to learn! Wildlife, nature, biology, ecology, geography...it's all there for the taking!

Reedy Creek Nature Center and Preserve is filled with places to play and explore! There are streams, forests, lakes, and fields...and of course that Nature Center itself where kids can really get up close with some great information and fun exhibits!

The center features native animals, as well as an exhibit hall and of course a gift shop! The whole family can observe nature in action in the Backyard Habitat Garden, with a butterfly garden, a feeding station, and a composting area which is great to experience all about recycling and the environment. 

Take your time and enjoy the self-interpretive trail guides too.

Then, just across the way is the Reedy Creek Park where you can get all your recreational activities in! There are athletic fields, playgrounds and picnic shelters, as well as bike paths.

So much nature you might have to visit again to take it all in! 

North Carolina fun in the sun. 

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How much does it cost?

  • AdultsFree
  • ChildrenFree
LAST UPDATED 2015

When can we go?

9am - 5pm Mon to Sat / 1pm - 5pm Sundays

All year round

I'm Hungry!

There are picnic tables in the park where you can enjoy your own lunch.

Healthy Eating!

Always make sure you pack your own healthy snacks and bottled water! .

Any Top Tips?

The area has an amazing history so it's a great idea to read up about it first so you know exactly what happened as you enjoy it!.

Doing our bit

They are a member of the NC Association of Environmental Education and love looking after the environment!.

Need a little extra help?

The paths are wheelchair accessible, give the .

Can I get one of those?

There is a gift shop in the nature center that you can pick up some fun items!.

More information

Take the sun screen and hats to protect you from the sun! .

What people are saying?

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    Reedy Creek Nature Preserve is one of Charlotte's little treasures. Once you hike the trails you will find it hard to believe that it is close to an urban area. The Robinson Rock House trail will take you back in time to some of our Mecklenburg settlers homestead. Ponder there for a moment on how life was back in the day before all of our electronic devices.
    Besides the beautiful trails, the park offers picnic shelters, athletic fields, playgrounds, disc golf and for your furry friends a large dog park.
    Go enjoy one of Charlotte's treasures, but...Read More

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    Our playgroup had the most amazing time at Reedy Creek Nature Center. June arranged to show the group a turtle and a snake. She took her time going to each child & allowing them an opportunity to pet it & talk about it. We then made a very cool snake craft. She took us on a hike and talked about nature. She had strategically placed snake skins, turtle shells and other things in the woods for the kids to find so that they could talk about them. June really made our visit a memorable one. Thanks June!

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    Great place for fun and education.

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by Jo Covington Harashima

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Reedy Creek Nature Preserve is one of Charlotte's little treasures. Once you hike the trails you will find it hard to believe that it is close to an urban area. The Robinson Rock House trail will take you back in time to some of our Mecklenburg settlers homestead. Ponder there for a moment on how life was back in the day before all of our electronic devices.
Besides the beautiful trails, the park offers picnic shelters, athletic fields, playgrounds, disc golf and for your furry friends a large dog park.
Go enjoy one of Charlotte's treasures, but please leave only footprints :-)

The Weather

Tuesday

Conditions: Clear
Temp: 60° F / 16° C
Humidity: 48 %
Wind: WNW - 9 MPH

Wednesday

Conditions: Clear
Temp: 69° F / 21° C
Humidity: 49 %
Wind: SW - 10 MPH

Thursday

Conditions: Partly Cloudy
Temp: 58° F / 14° C
Humidity: 52 %
Wind: W - 18 MPH

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