The King Preserve is a flagship preserve of The Nature Conservancy. Just 5 miles from the Atlantic Ocean, it offers a shady South County alternative to the nearby sand and surf.
A 3-mile trail system slopes gradually toward the Narrow River estuary, framed by cart paths and stone walls. Bog bridges and stream crossings enhance the trail experience and enable visitors to walk safely through these rich, damp woods. Most of the structures were built thanks to Schneider Electric, which provided volunteers and financial support.
Dogs are permitted but must be leashed at all times.
King Preserve is open to archery hunting for deer, under rules updated annually by RIDEM. Hikers are required to wear fluorescent orange from September 15 to January 31.
The King and Benson Preserves are managed in partnership with the Narrow River Land Trust.