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Division of Nature Preserves and Natural Resources

* NEWS: Mecklenburg County Nature Preserves will conduct Deer population management hunts this fall *

ALERT: Due to low water levels, the Copperhead Island boat ramps will be closed starting tomorrow Wed. November 2, and will be closed until further notice.


 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 on over 7,6​00 acres, maintain more than 30 miles of nature trails, and operate 3 nature centers and a public campground.​