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Beargrass Creek State Nature Preserve
Beargrass Creek State Nature Preserve offers people of all ages a retreat from the surrounding urban areas. This 41-acre urban forest provides critical greenspace and recreation opportunities in the city. The only urban nature preserve owned by the Kentucky State Nature Preserves Commission, Beargrass Creek State Nature Preserve offers:

  • Over 2 miles of hiking trails
  • A diversity of plants - 180 species of trees, shrubs and wildflowers recorded
  • Over 150 species of resident and migratory birds documented
  • At least 30 butterfly species observed
  • And amazing wildlife viewing opportunities
When visiting the nature preserve, please respect the following rules:

  • No pets
  • No camping or fires
  • No fishing or hunting
  • No bicycles
  • No collecting
  • No littering
Louisville Nature Center manages Beargrass Creek State Nature Preserve under an agreement with the Kentucky State Nature Preserves Commission. Our management goals include preserving biodiversity, restoring habitat quality and maintaining safe trail conditions.

Louisville Nature Center encourages the public to become involved and assist with our management efforts. If you would like to contribute, please consider lending a hand at the next Volunteer Day in the Preserve. Check our list of upcoming events for the next scheduled Volunteer Day.

Click here to view a printable version of the TRAIL MAP for Beargrass Creek State Nature Preserve.

Click here to visit
KSNPC's Beargrass Creek State Nature Preserve's website to learn more about our nature preserve.

Be sure to also visit the Kentucky State Nature Preserves Commission website to learn about other nature preserves in Kentucky.
Boardwalk in Beargrass Creek Nature Preserve
Boardwalk in Beargrass Creek SNP
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