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Dedicated Oct. 24, 1990, Logan County Glade State Nature Preserve is the result of a cooperative effort between the Logan County Fiscal Court and KNP to protect 42 acres of limestone glades in Russellville. The glade openings occupy the southwest-facing midslope of an 810-foot high knob located within the city limits. The steep rocky slope is dominated by prairie grasses such as little bluestem (Schizachyrium scoparium) and side-oats grama (Bouteloua curtipendula). Rare plants include Carolina larkspur (Delphinium carolinianum), glade violet (Viola egglestonii) and limestone fameflower (Talinum calcaricum). The county and the KNP manage this preserve jointly.

  • Features - high quality limestone glades
  • Hiking - 0.5 mile trail over uneven terrain, moderate
  • Facilities - none
  • Parking - parking lot adjacent to preserve; space available for 15 cars
  • Hazards - steep slopes, loose rock, venomous snakes (rare)
  • Activities - birding, hiking, nature study, etc.


 Logan County. From the junction of the Green River Parkway and U.S. 68/KY 80 at Bowling Green, follow U.S. 68/KY 80 west for 24.4 miles to Russellville, turn right into parking area between Health Department and old hospital building.

Access Type: Open to Public
County: Logan
Region: Green River Region
Size: 42
Owner: Logan County Fiscal Court

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