COVID-19 Update (March 27, 2020)
TNC's public preserve in Virginia remain open. We ask all visitors to follow current health and safety precautions as directed by the Virginia Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), including maintaining a distance of at least 6 feet from others (social distancing).
Parking may be limited at many of our preserves. If parking areas are full please plan to return to the preserve another day.
Thank you for helping us in our efforts to protect our visitors' health and well being.
One of the headwater streams of the South Fork of the Roanoke River, Bottom Creek is a powerful mountain stream that forms a stair-step series of broad-basin waterfalls known as "The Kettles."
It's a hotbed for rare aquatic species, providing critical habitat for four native species of fish: the orangefin madtom, the bigeye jumprock, the riverweed darter, and the Roanoke darter. It also contains approximately 10 percent of all fish species known from Virginia, including native brook trout.
Please note: fishing is not permitted in the preserve.