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Suggested $5 donation for admission

Oxbow Meadows spends over $60,000 each year on the care, feeding, and expansion of our animal collections. All donations will assist animal care and the continuation and growth of our education programs.

Hours of Operation

Tuesday to Saturday | 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Sunday & Monday| CLOSED

Gates will open and close the at same times. Please note that hours are subject to change, please visit our Calendar of Events to view any scheduled closings.


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3535 South Lumpkin Rd, Columbus GA 31903

Find us to the right of the National Infantry Museum and right before Historic Westville.


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Rules and Regulations

Follow all local guidelines for social distancing and face coverings.

  • Please keep pets leashed at
    all times while on our trails
  • No dogs, with the exception of service
    dogs, are allowed in the building
  • Fishing, hunting, and trapping are
    not permitted on the property
  • Please do not disturb the native plants
    and wildlife found on our property
  • Please do not feed any wildlife on our property
  • Picnics are allowed in the designated areas
  • No alcoholic beverages, illegal drugs, and/
    or fireworks are permitted on the property
  • Oxbow Meadows and Columbus State University
    are smoke free properties; no smoking allowed

Please report ALL accidents. In case of an emergency, please call 911.

COVID-19 Information

Per University System of Georgia policy, vaccinated people are no longer required to wear masks on Columbus State University’s campus. Staff members are not allowed to ask guests whether or not they are vaccinated. 

For more information on the current USG policy information, please visit

What to do if you find injured wildlife?

Can I bring wild or injured animals to Oxbow Meadows?

Oxbow Meadows is not a licensed wildlife rehabilitation center, please do not bring wildlife to Oxbow Meadows.

Where can I take an injured animal?

Please use the following list to find local
wildlife rehabbers and their animal specialty.

Wildlife Rehabilitator List (PDF)