ARROWHEAD ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION CENTER

 

Arrowhead Environmental Education Center has helped over 140,000 children to appreciate and learn about the environment of Georgia during the last twenty-one years. The Coosa Valley chapter of Trout Unlimited has been an important part of this pioneering outdoor education program from the beginning.

Located on 337 acres in the beautiful Floyd Springs area of the valley between the long Johns Mountain ridge and the Oostanaula River, Arrowhead includes a Nature Center, an Aquatic Center, trails, and a fishing lake open year-round. The center is on property once used as a fish hatchery and the 14 hatchery ponds can still be filled and regulated to provide wetlands for migrating birds and other wildlife.

The Wildlife Resources Division-Game Management Section Regional office is also housed on the Arrowhead property. The Wildlife Management Area was originally a farming community and later developed into the privately-owned fish hatchery. The hatchery was bought by the state in 1968 which continued its operation until 1979.

 

Arrowhead is open to fishing, birding, and hiking, year-round. The large lake is a popular fishing spot with catfish, bream, and bass. Fishing is intended for children and their attending adults. There must be at least one sixteen and under fisher for every two licensed adults. The lake and wetlands and forests are visited by a variety of migratory birds and are popular with birders. The 2.2-mile interpretive nature trail traverses forested and wetland habitats.

The Arrowhead Environmental Education Center and the Aquatic Center buildings are open only to Floyd County Schools classes and other specially scheduled groups. Field trip reservations are recommended three to six months in advance of your desired date. For more information visit the Floyd County Schools website. You may also contact Vivian Davis, Arrowhead's Environmental Education Coordinator at (706) 295-6073

For questions about hunting or Arrowhead Wildlife Management Area, call the Region 1 Game Management office at (706) 295-6041.

Arrowhead is the first environmental education center established in Georgia with the cooperation of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources. The DNR supplies and maintains the facilities that house the environmental center. The two part-time storyteller/naturalists work under grants from the DNR administered through the Floyd County school system which also employs the full-time director as a teacher under special assignment.

TU’s financial support of the center helps to provide money for the books, teaching materials, displays, and other day-to-day supplies for the program.

THE COOSA VALLEY CHAPTER HAS BEEN A SUPPORTER AND BENEFACTOR OF THE ARROWHEAD ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION CENTER SINCE IT'S INCEPTION IN 1994.

For more information visit the Floyd County Schools website.             

You may also contact Vivian Davis, Arrowhead's Environmental Education Coordinator:

2592 Floyd Springs Road, NE
Armuchee, GA 30105
(706) 295-6073

(706) 295-6777 (fax)

For questions about hunting or Arrowhead Wildlife Managment Area, please call the Region 1 Game Management office at (706) 295-6041.