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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. 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.