A 60-acre natural habitat nestled behind the Intramural Fields of the University of Georgia in Athens, Oconee Forest Park is an educational, recreational and research area for the University and the community in Athens and at the same time, is the preservation of the 100-year old forest.
One of the Oconee Forest Park Off-Leash Dog Area’s assets is its 15-acre off-leash dog area which gives more than enough room for canines to exercise, play, and have the time of their lives. Your dog has more than enough space to get worn out, so there is no energy left to tear up your house.
Pet parents may bring along toys for their pooches to play with or share with other dogs. However, pet parents must remember to bring their supply of water as there isn’t any provided in the park. There are also no dog poop scoopers, so pet parents must provide for their furbabies.
There are waste receptacles all throughout, and everyone is expected to be responsible in disposing of their trash and helping keep the forest park clean. Dog owners must keep in mind that the park is a shared space and there are plenty of trails for biking and hiking, which are visitor favorites, because of the natural gravel and dirt trails.
Spike must be supervised at all times and must be on the leash when not in the off-leash area. Visitors are happy to find out for themselves that even though the park has a plethora of activities, it is not a challenge to find solitude and peace among the old oak-hickory forest.
There is always an opportunity to sit down, and commune with nature with your loyal four-legged best friend beside you. If you are looking for a free off-leash place to take Spike to after work, the Oconee Forest Park Off-Leash Dog Area will more than suffice.