Reedy Creek Nature Center and Preserve

Charlotte, NC

Where are we going?

Reedy Creek Nature Center and Preserve
2900 Rocky River Rd
NC 28213


What is there to do?

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,'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. 

How much does it cost?

Adults: Free

Children: Free


Need a little extra help?

The paths are wheelchair accessible, give the


When can we go?

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

All year round


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!

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! - Fun things to do with kids and best places to visit in the US
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