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Clifty Creek Preserve




Open to the Public

Yes

Things To Do

Hiking, creek walking, swimming View All

This forested 80-acre site contains a scenic gorge cut through by Clifty Creek, which flows into the Emory River here. Clifty Creek forms part of the Roane/Morgan county line. The gorge slopes are very steep and almost vertical in some places.

Location
Roane/Morgan county line

Why the Conservancy Selected This Site
A globally endangered plant, Virginia spirea, grows here and is scattered along the creek's rocky banks. The gorge is a hemlock-dominated, mixed mesophytic forest.

What the Conservancy Is Doing
The Conservancy is protecting and managing this land, and is engaging local communities in its protection.
 

Clifty Creek Preserve has pleasant hiking along Clifty Creek. The creek is a pleasant place to wade or swim in warm weather.

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