Mill Creek Nature Center


The entrance to MCNC is at the intersection of Mall of Georgia Blvd and Nature Center Parkway in Buford, Georgia (some maps just say “Nature Parkway”). It is located between Wendy’s and the Bird Watchers Supply Store (1999B Mall of Georgia Blvd). Here are a few additional tips to help you find the trail.

  • MCNC is across the street from the Mall of Georgia (Dillards is the closest store).
  • Entering “Mill Creek Nature Center” in Google Maps puts you very close. The pin is on Everland Play which is one traffic light away from Nature Center Parkway.
  • The approximate GPS coordinates are 34 3’43” N  83 59’5″ W

Mill Creek Nature Center (MCNC) is a wetlands/wildlife preserve in Gwinnett County, owned and managed by the Georgia Wildlife Federation. In May 2003, this 88-acre tract was donated to GWF by the Mall of Georgia Partners. The trails consist of natural and boardwalk pathways, two bridges crossing over Ivy Creek, an observation tower, a fifteen-bench and stage amphitheatre, a raised workstation alongside Little Ivy Creek, and several benches along the paths to sit and take in the beauty of your surroundings.

GWF volunteers and scouts have been instrumental in developing trails and maintaining the property. Please consider becoming a volunteer to help us manage the site and continue our wildlife conservation programs.


MCNC is open to the public each day from sunrise to sunset. All MCNC trails are for foot traffic only. Ivy Creek Greenway. The following activities are prohibited: hunting, fishing, camping, campfires, smoking and vaping, possessing and/or drinking alcoholic beverages, possessing and/or using illegal drugs, lewd and/or indecent behavior, loud music or noise, defacing and/or destruction of property, and feeding or harming wildlife. Dogs are welcome but must be on a leash and controlled by the owner at all times.

While enjoying the trails, please adhere to current recommendations concerning COVID-19 including staying 6 feet or more from others and not gathering in groups larger than 10.

Please help the Georgia Wildlife Federation keep this beautiful property clean and safe. Thank you for your cooperation.

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