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General Information

Description - The beautiful natural preserve is transected by a boulder laced creek. The wetlands here are classified as fens, which means they are saturated by groundwater seepage. This preserve protects an assemblage of plants such as the bog goldenrod and large cranberry. Environmental education, nature photography and limited hiking are available.

Recreation - Grayson Highlands State Park is a short distance away offering overnight facilities and a multitude of hiking, mountain biking and equestrian trails.

Climate - Virginia generally has mild winters and warm humid summers. The mountainous Blue Ridge area has cold winter months with temperatures ranging from 36 degrees Fahrenheit (2 degrees Celsius) and dropping below 32 degrees Fahrenheit (0 Celsius). The state's summer temperatures have little variation. The summer mountainous Blue Ridge temperatures range from below 74 degrees Fahrenheit (23 Celsius) to 78 degrees Fahrenheit (26 Celsius).

Location - From Galax, Virginia travel on Rt. 89 south for approximately 6.5 miles. Turn right onto Rt. 613 and travel 1.3 miles to the preserve. There is a parking lot approximately .2 mile on the left.


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More Information

Contact Information:
Virginia Natural Heritage Program, 217 Governor Street , Richmond, VA, 23219, Phone: 804-371-2671

Additional Information:
Blue Ridge Highlands Travel Region - The Blue Ridge Highlands includes seven State Parks, a National Forest, a natural area preserve, two scenic byways and access to the Appalachian Trail.

Links:
Grayson Highlands State Park - Official agency Website
Virginia Natural Heritage Program - Official agency Website

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