Thompson Creek Glades State Nature Preserve is a high quality limestone glade complex located in Larue County. 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. 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.
Access is by written permission only.