Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

  • A butterfly on Lantana
    A butterfly on a Lantana shrub at Claytor Nature Center
Are dogs allowed?
Yes. They must be on a leash (electronic collars do not count as leashes) and pet parents must clean up after their pets. We love dogs and we love our wildlife and natural environment. These rules allow our visitors to enjoy our space while balancing the need to preserve nature and wildlife.
Are horses allowed?
No, we do not allow horses.
Is fishing allowed?
Yes; it is catch and release only and you must have any required licenses. You must pack out all trash, including lines and tackle.
Is hunting allowed?
No, hunting is not allowed anywhere on the property.
Is foraging allowed?
No; we practice Leave No Trace principles. The collection, defacement, or destruction of anything living or nonliving at the Center is prohibited.
Are bikes allowed?
Bikes are permitted on the gravel road and grass-cut trails, but not on the single track dirt trails.
Do you have a campground? How do I make reservations?
Yes! We have tent sites in the woods with fire pits and tent pads. There is also a large field for individual and group camping. Learn more about our camping facilities and the reservation process.
Can we reserve the Eco-Lodge for overnight accommodations?

We do rent the Eco-Lodge for private use. Learn more about the lodge and the reservation process.