In 2013, Life Adventure Center was pleased to announce our management of the Clyde E. Buckley Wildlife Sanctuary. The Buckley Wildlife Sanctuary, formerly managed by the National Audubon Society, consists of over 370 acres of woodlands and meadows bordering the Kentucky River in Woodford and Franklin Counties. Within the Sanctuary, six miles of trails pass through a variety of habitats that are open to the public five days a week.
Facilities include spacious parking, a kiosk with trail maps and self-guided interpretive materials, an amazing bird viewing blind, open air pavilion and its public restrooms. You are also welcome to enjoy the front porch of our historic nature center (open by special appointment and/or for group visits). We encourage visitors leave a $4 donation in our self-serve 'donation well' at the parking area, these donations are greatly appreciated and will support trail maintenance and wildlife preservation efforts.
For additional questions, please contact Life Adventure Center staff at 859-873-3271 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Set aside by Mrs. Emma Buckley in 1967 as a memorial to her late husband, the property came under the management of the Life Adventure Center in July of 2013. The Sanctuary encourages native flora and fauna. It also provides an active Environmental Education program. Thousands of children, teachers and families attend dozens of presentations annually, or leisurely stroll among the many nature trails the meander throughout the property.
The Life Adventure Center uses the Buckley Wildlife Sanctuary as our primary location for all Environmental Education Programming. The Sanctuary is a beautiful classroom to teach lessons that include soils, water, gardening, forestry, wildlife, geology, and many more. Curious for more EE information? Visit our Environmental Education page.
*Subject to change. To be absolutely sure, call the Buckley Wildlife Sactuary office at (859)873-0511.
Trail conditions remain muddy but passable. As our trails are extra sensitive after the recent rains and rehabilitation, PLEASE stay on designated trails to help us preserve the sensitive area around our hiking trails!