History and nature meet at the Clinton Community Nature Center! Enjoy miles of walking trails, a children's play area, a seasonal"splash pad," historic landmarks, educational lectures, and a variety of family-friendly special events throughout the year... all located on 32-acres of native forest in the heart of Clinton, Mississippi!
Clinton Community Nature Center
(CCNC) is a non-profit organization that seeks to conserve our land and historic features while developing a place for the appreciation, enjoyment, and study of nature.
The Clinton Community Nature Center (CCNC) is a non-profit organization formed to preserve a precious and historic tract of woods donated by the Price Family, right in the heart of Clinton, Mississippi. Since opening our doors in 1997, CCNC strives to conserve our land and historic features while developing a place for the appreciation, enjoyment, and study of nature.
Signs explaining the area's history and native foliage can be found throughout CCNC's 32.2 acres planted with native vegetation. Its 2.5 miles of beautiful, hardwood forest walking trails include 0.4 miles of the historic Natchez Trace, aa well as the 1872 Sumner Hill School site - the first public school for African-Americans in Hinds County. Our trail system connects with the nature trail at Quisenberry Library, providing additional access points within the community.
Who We Are
What We Do
“Come walk your trails!" Our doors are free and open to everyone seven days a week, and we provide services for the entire Jackson Metro region. We have regional partners who have continually supported CCNC from donation of services to volunteer labor, and we would not be able to operate without this vast network of community partnerships. Our trails and events attract over 20,000 participants each year, and we are still growing.
Join Our Mission
As a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, we operate on donations, memberships, partnerships, volunteers, and grants.
We would love to have you participate in one or more of these roles. We are in need volunteers, organizers, educators, and contributors. Join us!
2023 Board Members
Bill P. Stark
Mark D. Ouellette