Cross Country Trails and Wetlands

A series of nature trails meander through the park, and a variety of birds and animals tend to congregate in the wetlands area of the lower section of PKP. Animals sighted include beavers, turtles, fish, frogs, skunks and lizards. A platform built by volunteers overlooks part of the wetlands.

The park wetlands are fed by a series of springs; these springs contributed to the drinking water of Early Augusta. PKP is a bird sanctuary and a variety of birds can be spotted. It is a favorite spot for bird enthusiasts. Because the elevation in the park changes more than 100 feet, there is also a large variety of trees, shrubs and native flowers to be seen throughout PKP

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Cross Country Trail Map

PKP's New Cross Country Trails

Pendleton King Parks' new Cross Country Trails were completed and donated as an Eagle Scout Project by Norwood R. "Wood" Dennis, Jr. The trails traverse half of the 64 acres through wetlands, camellia, hydrangea and azalea gardens. The 2-Kilometer figure-eight design provides for two (2) separate 1-Kilometer trails, labeled Red for the "Woodlands Trail" that circles Lake Elizabeth and Blue for the "Camellia Trail" which traverses the upper park. The rationale for the design was to provide an opportunity to tailor the length and terrain to meet training, competition or exercise needs in a safe and natural setting.

For scheduling races, please contact via email Darrell Bennett or by phone at (706) 513-2572.