- The Carroll County Conservation District Nature Center is tucked away in the beautiful area known as Camp Kysoc Park in Carrollton Kentucky. The park is operated by the Fiscal Court and is loved by the community. The Center is surrounded by old growth trees and unique plants and animals. In addition to the center there are numerous trails that meander through a canopy of oak, maple, hickory, ironwood, pawpaw, sassafras, walnut, redbud and beech trees among others. The trails lead to a lake stocked with blue gill aplenty. Included in the trails are a story walk trail sponsored by the Carroll County Library and a Braille Trail. Both of which lead down to the lake and loop back to the entrance. It is a favorite haunt of birdwatchers and nature lovers.
The Center opened in the spring of 2021. It offers educational opportunities for school groups and individual visitors. The building houses a variety of displays and areas that promote experiences that include an aquatics room, a room about things that fly, another area with trees, live bees (contained in an see through box) and mammals. An observatory room allows visitors to see a wealth of birds, chipmunks and squirrels gathered around feeders and a water source, as well as plants. We host large and small groups for environmental gatherings and presenters. The nature center has a variety of bee hives, inside and outside to promote the importance of the mighty pollinators. There is a variety of gardens and attractions outside for the mighty pollinators.Mission Statement:
Overall the goal is to promote environmental education and thus stewardship and responsibility of our fragile earth. Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished. Lao Tzu