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If using GPS, enter Douthit Bridge Rd, Dallas, GA, then follow signs

From Cartersville

  • Take Highway 113/61 South; turn left on Hwy 61 at Cartersville airport.
  • **Follow Hwy 61 for 3.8 miles, then turn left on Douthit Bridge Rd (at Birchwood subdivision)
  • ++After .4 mi the road becomes one-lane, unpaved; proceed to fork in road and take right on Vineyard Rd; continue for another 1.6 mi (passing through two gates) to The Pettit Preserve
  • Parking is in a graveled lot just before you get to the Learning Shed.

From I-75

  • Take Exit 285, Red Top Mountain and head WEST (away from the State Park)
  • Go straight at the traffic light; road becomes Old Alabama Rd
  • Proceed on Old Alabama for approximately 7 miles
  • At stop sign, turn LEFT onto Hwy 61
  • Proceed with Cartersville directions (above) from **

From Downtown Dallas

  • 11.5 miles on Hwy 61 North/Cartersville Hwy
  • Turn RIGHT on Douthit Bridge Rd at Birchwood subdivision
  • Proceed with above Cartersville directions from ++

From Hwy 41, Marietta

  • Go north on Cobb Parkway-Hwy 41 (all the way up to the Acworth/Lake Allatoona area)
  • You will pass Hwy 92 and Cedarcrest Rd
  • Turn left on Black Acre Trail, just before Bartow Co. line (there is a red light @ intersection)
  • This road will change names to Dabbs Bridge Road
  • Pass Senator’s Ridge (large subdivision)
  • Turn right at light onto Harmony Grove Church Road
  • Go approximately 1½ miles, you will come to a stop sign @ Dallas/Cville Hwy
  • Turn right onto Dallas Cartersville Hwy (sign may say Cartersville Hwy)
  • Go a short distance on Hwy 61 (not even a ¼ mile)
  • Turn right at the first road on the right: Douthit Bridge Road
  • Proceed with above Cartersville directions from ++

Latitude/Longitude: 34.08404987425489, -84.82170581817627

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 2843, Cartersville, GA 30120

Executive Director – Billy Fleetwood


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