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Aerial view of River Cliffs SNP ~ KSNPC photo by Marc Evans

River Cliffs State Nature Preserve

Location: Franklin County
Size: 210 acres
Access: Access for research onlyResearch Only

Owner:
* Private Landowner
Manager:  
* KSNPC
Purchased with Assistance of:  
* Kentucky Heritage Land Conservation Fund

Link to Kentucky Heritage Land Conservation Fund
 

River Cliffs State Nature Preserve, located in Franklin County, was dedicated on October 22, 2002. Situated along the Kentucky River palisades northwest of Frankfort, River Cliffs State Nature Preserve protects Lucy Braun's rockcress (Arabis perstellata), a federally endangered species. The original 112-acre tract was one of the commission's first privately owned tracts dedicated into the state nature preserves system. It was made possible by the generous donation of a conservation easement by the owner.

Access is by written permission only.