is “Middle Georgia’s best kept secret “. In 1977,
Dauset Trails was materialized as a nature center with respects to
native wildlife and flora. Mr. Hampton Daughtry once roamed the land
that now is called Dauset Trails. Mr. Hampton
Daughtry and his lifelong friend, Mr. Settle had always dreamed of a
facility that preserved the future. The dream was made a realization
in 1977. That is how the name Dauset was originated Daughtry +
Settle = Dau Set.
is a non-profit, privately owned nature center located in Jackson,
Georgia. Dauset Trails is home to many native mammals, birds of prey,
reptiles, farm animals, trails and more.
Note: We are currently not conducting outreach (off-site) programming.
Dauset Trails has many educational
opportunities for schools, scouts, churches, and other groups. Programs are currently free of charge. Programs are held on weekdays by
A program consists of schools/groups touring the animals at Dauset Trails
with a guide.
The guided tour includes two 50-minute programs and
the use of Pavilion 1 for a picnic lunch.
Groups are welcome to visit without a guided tour. Please call to let us know when you would like to visit.
If your group is self-guided, please park buses in the left side overflow field. There are picnic tables along the fence at the edge of the woods. Thank you.
To book a reservation, call 770-775-6798.
You can check program availability by Email:
No parking or admission fees at Dauset Trails. Donations are welcome.
Programs are geared towards
Kindergarten -8th grade.
Pre K classes are welcome to visit as a self-guided group. Please call to let us know when you plan to visit.
Programs comply with Georgia Standards of Excellence (GSE) and the Next Generation Science Standard.
15 students minimum/60 students