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Thompson Creek Glades SNP ~ photo by Thomas G. Barnes

Thompson Creek Glades State Nature Preserve

Location: Larue County
Size: 169 acres
Access: Access for research onlyResearch Only

Owner/Manager:
* KSNPC
Purchased with Assistance of:  
The Nature Conservancy 
* Kentucky Heritage Land Conservation Fund

Link to Kentucky Heritage Land Conservation Fund
 
Thompson Creek Glades State Nature Preserve is a high quality limestone glade complex located in Larue County. The original 64-acre tract was acquired with the assistance of The Nature Conservancy and dedicated March 4, 1992. Today the preserve protects a total of 169 acres.

Several hill glades occur on thin-bedded Salem limestone outcroppings on south- and west-facing slopes above Thompson Creek. These areas are characterized by shallow, rocky soils and a number of showy prairie/glade plant species that are able to survive the harsh, dry conditions. This preserve is managed to maintain the glade openings from encroaching woody vegetation.

Access is by written permission only.