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Aerial view of Flat Rock Glad SNP ~ photo by Brian Yahn, KSNPC

Flat Rock Glade State Nature Preserve

Location: Simpson County
Size: 99 acres
Access: Access for research onlyResearch Only


Purchased with Assistance of: 
* The Nature Conservancy 
* Kentucky Heritage Land Conservation Fund

Link to Kentucky Heritage Land Conservation Fund
Dedicated Oct. 24, 1990, Flat Rock Glade State Nature Preserve was originally a 65-acre natural area in Simpson County. An additional four acres were acquired as buffer acreage and were dedicated on March 11, 1994. The area was acquired with the assistance of The Nature Conservancy. On December 5, 2000, the Commission dedicated another 30 acres adjacent to the existing preserve. The preserve's name describes the large expanses of limestone bedrock that outcrop at the surface and form openings in the oak-hickory woods. The glades support seven rare plant species including limestone fameflower (Talinum calcaricum), which is only known from two sites in Kentucky.

Access is by written permission only.