The sky displays the pinks and yellows of a sunrise.
Smoky Mountains The sun rises at the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in Tennessee. © The Nature Conservancy/Paul Kingsbury

With your help, The Nature Conservancy protects critical natural lands and life-giving waters in Tennessee.

Tennessee Preserves-CLOSED

Some of The Nature Conservancy's Tennessee nature preserves are closed to the public due to fragile habitat and/or the presence of endangered species.

  • Trees frame a valley view and clear blue sky.

    Bridgestone Nature Reserve at Chestnut Mountain

    White County (5,763-acres)/TNC is in the process of inventorying wildlife at this property that Bridgestone Corporation donated in 2018—the largest gift in TNC’s history of working in Tennessee. Learn More

  • Swift creek waters pass over a collection of rocks.

    Clifty Creek Preserve

    Roane/Morgan counties (80 acres)/ Clifty Creek cuts through a scenic, forested gorge before flowing into the Emory River. A globally endangered plant, Virginia spirea, grows along the creek's banks. Support This Work!

  • A view of a forest from inside of a cave.

    Hubbard's Cave

    Warren County/Hidden beneath a forest canopy, this cave contains three separate and distinct forks, including one of the most important bat hibernation sites in the world. Support This Work!

  • White clouds hover over a forest and field.

    John R. Dickey Birch Branch Sanctuary

    Johnson County (549 acres)/This Shady Valley preserve is surrounded by the Cherokee National Forest. TNC is restoring native warm-season grasses to attract songbirds, game birds and butterflies. Support This Work!

  • Green leafy trees shade a flowing stream.

    Obed River Preserve

    Morgan County (77 acres)/While the National Park Service manages this preserve as part of the Obed Wild & Scenic River corridor, TNC treats hemlock trees on the property against the woolly adelgid. Support This Work!