The Division of Nature Preserves and Natural Resources is responsible for the protection and conservation of Mecklenburg County's parks designated as Nature Preserves.
Nature Preserves protect the county's biological resources and natural areas, while providing opportunities for environmental education, nature-based programs, and outdoor recreation.
Our staff offer more than 5,000 programs annually, perform natural resource management, maintain more than 30 miles of nature trails, 6,500 acres, 3 nature centers, and a public campground.
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Cowan’s Ford, Latta Plantation, Rural Hill and Stephen's Rd. Nature Preserves will be closed on Nov 4,5 and Nov 18,19 due to deer hunts.
McDowell Nature Preserve will be closed on Nov 11,12 and 25,26.