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Auburn in Gwinnett County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)

Karina Miller Nature Preserve

Karina Miller Nature Preserve Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, February 19, 2018
1. Karina Miller Nature Preserve Marker

The preserve was dedicated by Gwinnett County in 2005 on land purchased from the Miller family. The preserve includes 200 acres of land to remain undisturbed for future generations. It contains a variety of wildlife including mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians and fish.

List of animals found in the preserve

Eagle Scout Project
Sam Putinsky
BSA Troop 1595

Erected 2013 by Gwinnett County Parks and Recreation and Sam Putinsky, BSA Troop 1595.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AnimalsParks & Recreational Areas. A significant historical year for this entry is 2005.
Location. 34° 3.167′ N, 83° 52.683′ W. Marker is in Auburn, Georgia, in Gwinnett County. Marker is on Miller Loop Trail, on the right when traveling west. The marker is just south of the Miller Lake Dam on the Miller Loop Trail at Little Mulberry Park on Hog Mountain Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1220 Mineral Springs Rd, Auburn GA 30011, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Old Oak Tree (approx. 0.9 miles away); Little Mulberry Park
Karina Miller Nature Preserve Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, February 19, 2018
2. Karina Miller Nature Preserve Marker
Miller Lake at Little Mulberry Park is in the background in this view.
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(approx. 0.9 miles away); Stone Structures (approx. one mile away); Elisha Winn House (approx. 2.7 miles away); Hog Mountain Baptist Church (approx. 2.7 miles away); Fort Daniel (approx. 3.2 miles away); The Dr. William Hinton House (approx. 3.8 miles away); Perry-Rainey Institute (approx. 4.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Auburn.
Regarding Karina Miller Nature Preserve.
Karina Miller Nature Preserve Opens at Little Mulberry Park

Lawrenceville, Ga., Sept. 13, 2006 - The 200-acre Karina Miller Nature Preserve will open on Sept. 15 as Phase II of Little Mulberry Park opens to the public. The preserve includes the steepest portion of the ridge, as well as designated areas along the lakeshore for fishing, and is home to many native Georgia plants and wildlife. Signs will be located along the trail to let people know when they are entering the preserve. The preserve is named in honor of the property's previous owners, Atlanta residents James and Karina Miller, who owned a 404-acre portion of the park, located north of Dacula, before selling the land to Gwinnett County in 2001. The
Miller Lake at Little Mulberry Park image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, February 19, 2018
3. Miller Lake at Little Mulberry Park
plot was added to the original park site, bringing the total acreage of Little Mulberry Park to 890 acres and making it the second largest park in the county.

Both Karina and James Miller are very active in the community and have dedicated many hours to a variety of charitable causes.

In addition to the Karina Miller Nature Preserve, patrons who pass through the Little Mulberry Park gates will find miles of walking and equestrian/hiking trails. Also included in the new amenities are a 2.2-mile paved, multi-purpose, handicap-accessible trail around the lake with designated shoreline fishing areas, approximately four miles of equestrian trails, a paved connector trail to the rest of Little Mulberry Park on the Fence Road side of the property, and a restroom facility. An equestrian only parking lot on Mineral Springs Road and a main parking lot for all other park uses on Hog Mountain Road have also been added.

GCPR staff will be present at Little Mulberry Park on Friday, Sept. 15 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. to distribute park information, giveaways, refreshments, and answer any questions about the park.

Little Mulberry Park is located at 3855 Fence Rd. in Auburn, Ga., with an equestrian only entrance located at 1300 Mineral Springs Road.

The mission of Gwinnett County Parks & Recreation is to provide quality parks and leisure activities to the
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Credits. This page was last revised on February 23, 2018. It was originally submitted on February 23, 2018, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 245 times since then and 38 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on February 23, 2018, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.

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