Tidelands Nature Center on Jekyll Island in Georgia offers many opportunities to view and learn about the wildlife around the island. As an extension of the University of Georgia’s 4-H Program, the Nature Center promotes awareness and appreciation of the island’s environment. The main facility hosts several coastal species for visitors to view, including sea turtles, crabs, sting rays, and alligators! Visitors can also take a guided kayak tour where they’ll explore tidal creeks and learn about wildlife in the area. Visitors can rent canoes or aqua bikes for use on the Tidelands saltwater pond. Tidelands also offers guided nature walks all around the island. Every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, nature walks explore a different path around the island. Public restrooms are available at the main facility.
⏰ HOURS: The Center is open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. every Tuesday through Saturday. Kayak tours and nature walks are available by reservation only.
? ADMISSION: $5 per person for admission to the nature center. Nature walks are $7 for adults and $5 for kids ages 3-17. Prices for kayak tours and canoe rentals are listed on the website.
? PHONE: 912-635-5032
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? PET-FRIENDLINESS: No pets allowed
ACCESSIBILITY: The threshold to the nature center’s main facility is a little high and it is a small building with tight corners. Concerning nature walks, a bike trail leading alongside the Clam Creek nature walk could be utilized for visitors requiring wheelchair use. However, there is a short walk from the parking lot to the entrance of the Clam Creek nature trail. For visitors who can’t walk far distances, the St. Andrews nature walk is a short trail that accommodates this need while giving the same experience as the other nature walks.