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​​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 dedicated March 4, 1992. Today the preserve protects a total of 169 acres.

Access is by written permission only.

Access Type: Research Only
County: LaRue
Region: Green River Region
Size: 169
Owner: Office of Kentucky Nature Preserves

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