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​The Kentucky Heritage Land Conservation Fund purchased 1.43 of 155 total acres.  

The small purchase of land immediately adjacent to the natural area provides additional buffer to encroaching development which is a major threat. The natural area of this park is mostly forested along the banks of Yellow Creek and more than 62 species of wildflowers and 19 tree species have been observed. In addition, 20 mammals and 90 birds have been recorded. This park is noted for its exceptional spring wildflower display, particularly on wildflower hill which boasts 20 species and harbors one of the largest populations of recurved trillium in the state. The riparian floodplain forest and moist slope forest is dominated by sassafras, sweet gum, black gum, hackberry, black walnut, box elder sugar maple northern red and white oak, American elm, yellow poplar, sycamore, and white ash. In addition to providing a buffer against future development, the addition also provides access to a restored African-American one-room Rosenwald School. ​Other features of the natural area include hiking trails with two reconstructed covered walking bridges over creek, a swinging bridge, and a nature center where environmental education programs are conducted.


Hiking trails are open to the public from 8 am to 11 pm in the summer and from 8 am to 5 pm in the winter.  From Owensboro take US Highway 231 east until it intersects with KY Highway 144. Turn right and go approximately 1 mile and the park entrance will be on the right.

Access Type: Open to Public
County: Daviess
Region: Green River Region
Size: 155
Owner: Daviess County Fiscal Court
Purchased with Assistance of:
Lat: 37.799919
Long: -87.026501
Image of Terrapin Creek

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