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Black Swamp Nature Center Trail Info

The Black Swamp Nature Center contains 51 acres consisting of 24 acres of woodland, 14 acres of wetlands, and 6 acres of old meadow. A boat launch allows easy access to Flat rock Creek, while trails wonder around the top banks of three ponds along Flat Rock Creek and past the old Sugar Beet dam. The Paulding County Fairgrounds border the Nature Center on the northeast side, with two access trails allowing easy entrance. The old meadow and wetland areas provide an excellent habitat for many species of birds and plant life. 


The Black Swamp Nature Center provides a wonderful area to observe birdlife, especially during the spring and fall migrations. The diversity of “mini-habitats” gives the visitor an opportunity to observe woodland, marshland, and meadow species within a very small area. Numerous species of birds have been seen and documented on this site, 175 to be exact! During the summer months, the Nature Center provides nesting cover for many songbirds as well. 


The Paulding Soil & Water Conservation District and the Paulding County Commissioners invite you and your family to come out and enjoy the beauty offered by this beloved county treasure. 


Click on the links below for some resources as you plan your next visit! 


Black Swamp Nature Center Building Rentals
 Are you looking for a location to hold your next event? The Paulding Soil & Water Conservation District offers the Black Swamp Nature Center building for rentals to the public. Rentals can be made by contacting the SWCD Office during our regular business hours 8AM to 4:30PM Monday through Friday.
Rental Prices are as follows:



4 Hour General Rental


 8 Hour General Rental


Public Interest Group Rental

$40 or Annual Donation that Precedes Usage

Educational/School/County Entity Rental

No Charge

Night Before Main Event Rental


Deposit for Rental





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