About the Clinton Community Nature Center

The Clinton Community Nature Center (CCNC) is a non-profit organization with a singular mission - to conserve our land and historic features while developing a place for the appreciation, enjoyment, and study of nature in all aspects. 

What We Do

Our center and trails are free and open to the public seven days a week. Our motto is “Come walk your trails”, as our doors are open to everyone, 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.

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Who We Are

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 in all aspects. CCNC sits on 32.2 acres which have been planted with native vegetation, and features over 2.5 miles of beautiful, hardwood forest walking trails and water features, with historical and natural history interpretive signs throughout, and includes 0.4 miles of the Historic Natchez trace and 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 the Quisenberry Library, providing additional access points within the community.

Join Our Mission

As a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, we operate 100% on donations, memberships, partnerships, and volunteerism. 

We would love to have you participate in one or more of these roles. We are in need volunteers, organizers, educators, and contributors. Click below to get involved.