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.
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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