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Lost Creek Forest, at the airport in Thomas County, is a mature hardwood slope forest and wetlands. It is a natural heritage gem that compliments the old-growth longleaf pine savannas of Greenwood Plantation's "Big Woods" and Acadia Plantation's "Wade Tract." Regional experts who have studied the site find this forest to be a remnant of our Southwest Georgia landscape's original, old-growth hardwood hammock communities that once enveloped our tributary creeks in the Tifton Uplands. It is a climax forest, meaning it is today as it would have been for hundreds or even thousands of years. “The site is a wonderful combination of slope forest, seeps, flood plain, creek dynamics and easily represents half a dozen different ecosystems within a walkable distance.” -Woody Search, Professor Emeritus of Biology, Thomas University

Lost Creek Forest Tours and Events

Friends of Lost Creek Forest

Saturday, April 27, 2013 at 2:00 PM - Monday, April 30, 2018 at 3:30 PM (EDT)

Lost Creek Forest Tours and Events

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Registration Type Remaining Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Year End Forest Walk ~ Friday, December 30, 2016 ~ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm   more info 25 Registrations Dec 30, 2016 Free $0.00
Friends of Lost Creek Forest - Student under 18 Membership   more info 100 Registrations Apr 30, 2018 $5.00 $0.00
Friends of Lost Creek Forest - Adult Individual Membership   more info 95 Registrations Apr 30, 2018 $15.00 $0.00
Friends of Lost Creek Forest - Family / Household Membership   more info 91 Registrations Apr 30, 2018 $25.00 $0.00
Friends of Lost Creek Forest - School Class Membership   more info 100 Registrations Apr 30, 2018 $30.00 $0.00
Friends of Lost Creek Forest - Non-Profit Organization / Business Membership   more info 100 Registrations Apr 30, 2018 $35.00 $0.00
Friends of Lost Creek Forest - Supporting Membership   more info 98 Registrations Apr 30, 2018 $100.00 $0.00
Friends of Lost Creek Forest - Corporate Sponsor   more info 100 Registrations Apr 30, 2018 $250.00 $0.00
Sign up to be notified about future tours!   more info 72 Registrations Dec 31, 2016 Free $0.00

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Walking in Lost Creek Forest is like stepping back into past centuries. Experience the cool and quiet of an old forest. See beautiful beech, oaks, magnolia, and spruce pine trees towering in the high canopy. Listen to the birds up there. It takes two adults to reach around some of the oaks, with their circumference of ten feet.

Bring your children and grandchildren to see and experience this, their natural heritage. Youngsters can imagine they are Yamacraw Indians, who hunted here in the 1700's and lived nearby.

Dr. Bill Bates of the Albany Audubon Society and Albany’s Greenspace Commission said, “We would give anything to be able to buy such a forest, and your community already has it.”

This is a place you can see the endangered Florida milkvine, now stretching into its Spring growth. According to Dr. Tom Patrick, botanist with the GA DNR, “Lost Creek Forest has Georgia’s largest known population of Florida Milkvine, an extremely rare, imperiled species known from fewer than 25 populations in only two states: Florida and Georgia. It appears to be one of the most vigorous stands of the species.”

 

Register above for free e-mail notification of upcoming tours. There are tours being planned for all levels and fields of interest, for youth to adults. Depending on the type of tour you choose, it will last from 1 to 2 hours. For information on where to meet your tour guide, driving directions and tips on what to wear and bring, please scroll down this page to view our “News & Updates” section in the lower right-hand corner.

 

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Lost Creek Forest Trailhead - Airport Road
Airport Road & Hwy 122
Thomasville, GA 31792

Saturday, April 27, 2013 at 2:00 PM - Monday, April 30, 2018 at 3:30 PM (EDT)


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Friends of Lost Creek Forest

Friends of Lost Creek Forest is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization founded in 2011 to support local government efforts to protect and conserve the forest. The Friends sponsor scientific and historical study of its natural and cultural resources, and provide environmental education for residents and visitors. The Friends have an agreement with the City of Thomasville and Thomas County (the owners) that allows us to lead guided hikes in the forest, conduct research there, and maintain trails.

 

 

 

 

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