Why You Should Visit
Dedicated as a State Nature Preserve in 2005, Mossy Point in Parke County is an ecologically-varied landscape characterized by high-and-dry ridges, deep ravines covered by lush canopy and views of beautiful Sugar Creek. Measuring nearly a mile, the extensive Sugar Creek frontage provides excellent habitat along the riparian corridor for edge-sensitive forest interior species as the site is completely wooded with an unbroken forest canopy. By some accounts, this area is the most ecological varied land between the Wabash River and Turkey Run.
What The Nature Conservancy is Doing/has Done
The Nature Conservancy along with a coalition of organizations worked hard to protect the land from 1976 through 2004. Around 2005, The Nature Conservancy acquired additional tracts of land and transferred the land to the Department of Natural Resources. The DNR continues stewardship work that will increase the ecological diversity of the preserve.
Mossy Point is owned and managed by Central Indiana Land Trust, Inc. Work is done in partnership with Indiana Heritage Trust, Sycamore Trails Resources Conservation and Development Council, and The Lilly Co. Employee Fund.