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Indiana Department of Natural Resources

Land Acquisition  > Areas Protected > Southeast Southeast

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Blue River Corridor Nature Preserve, Harrison and Washington County- Acquired in 1994, these 257.02 acres of inholding help to protect the Blue River.Whippoorwill Woods Nature Preserve, Brown County- Acquired in 2001, this 23.509-acre addition to the existing 800-acre complex of uplands and ravines is dominated by mesic upland forest and connects the preserve to a county road ...Versailles State Park, Ripley County- Acquired in 2001, these 83.30 acres were added to the east side of the state park.  They contain a small pond and some wooded areas....  Brush Creek Fish & Wildlife Area, Jennings County- Acquired in 1997, these 61.32 acres of wildlife habitat are adjacent to the state fish and wildlife area.  Crosley Fish & Wildlife Area, Jennings County- Acquired in 1997, these 40 acres of steep, wooded terrain along the Muscatatuck River provide excellent wildlife habitat.Skyline Drive in Jackson-Washington State Forest, Jackson County- Acquired in 1999, this 15-acre wooded inholding eliminates 2/3 mile of property lines along Skyline Drive, a well-known scenic state forest road. Chelsea Flatwoods Nature Preserve, Jefferson County- Acquired in 2000, this was a 44.41-acre addition to the Bluegrass Till Plain Flatwoods. This community type has a high global ranking and is believed to exist only in Indiana and Ohio.Clifty Falls State Park, Jefferson County- Acquired in 1998, these 55 acres added to the existing state park. Land on the north side of the state park would be prime for housing development, but can serve as additional buffer...Muscatatuck River Bottoms, Scott County- Acquired in 1998 and 2001, these 1428 acres of forested bottomlands along the Muscatatuck River are part of one of the few remaining large tracts of woodland floodplains in Indiana.Hardy Lake Reservoir, Scott County- Acquired in 1996, this was a 60-acre addition to the recreation facility.   Hardy Lake Reservoir, Jefferson County- Acquired in 1999, these 28.93 acres added to the east side of Hardy Lake provide additional recreational activities and watershed protection.Clifty Falls State Park, Jefferson County- Acquired in 2000, these 1.806 acres serve as additional buffer to preserve beautiful parkland.Hardy Lake Reservoir, Scott County - Acquired in 2000, this 40-acre addition provides opportunities for hunting and fishing, watershed protection, and protects the site from future development.Hardy Lake Reservoir, Scott County- Acquired in 2000, these 22.16 acres of timbered land were acquired for recreational wildlife management and to act as a buffer from development.Pigeon Roost State Historic Site, Scott County- Acquired in 2001, this 3.56 acre addition lays between U.S. Hwy 31 and the historic site and will open up the site so it is in clear view of the highway.Clark State Forest, Scott County- Acquired in 2000, these 85 acres add to the existing forest property. Clark State Forest, Scott and Washington Counties- Acquired in 2000 and 2001, this 240 acre inholding is adjacent to a narrow section of the Knobstone Trail corridor to allow widening and buffering of the corridor....Jackson-Washington State Forest, Jackson County- Acquired in 1995 and1996, this addition to the state forest contains 80 acres.Jackson-Washington State Forest, Washington County- Acquired in 1996, this 200-acre inholding contains wooded land, some crop fields and rare wild flowers.Clark State Forest, Washington County- Acquired in 1995, these 341.08 acres added to the state forest and Elk Creek Fish & Wildlife Area.Jackson-Washington State Forest, Washington County-  Acquired in 1997, these 707.31 forested acres provide improved access ....Jackson-Washington State Forest, Washington County - Acquired in 2000, this 284-acre addition provided a new trailhead for the Knobstone Trail on SR 135. The land is two-thirds wooded and the remainder is open....Jackson-Washington State Forest, Washington County - Acquired in 2001, this 40-acre inholding was added within the largest block of the forest in the backcountry backpack camping area and near the Knobstone Trail.Jackson-Washington State Forest, Washington County - Acquired in 2000, this 40-acre addition consists of two parcels that straddle a narrow Knobstone Trail corridor providing critical buffer to the existing trail.Clark/Deam State Forest, Clark County- Acquired in 1995 and 1997, these 94.82 acres are an inholding in Clark State Forest.Charlestown State Park, Clark County- Acquired in 1997, these 265.89 acres of forested bottomland surround Fourteenmile Creek and includes tributaries to the creek and breathtaking ravines.Ohio River Greenway, Clark County- Acquired in 2001, these 48 acres of riparian habitat adjoin Falls of the Ohio State Park and the Ohio River as a greenway for trails and roadways with activity nodes for visitors that include...Fern Cove Nature Preserve, Clark County- Acquired in 2000, these 70.6 acres provide a new nature preserve to protect high quality mesic upland forest dominated by chestnut oak and Virginia pine. Hawkweed...Charlestown State Park, Clark County- Acquired in 2000, this 107.38-acre addition was added to provide protection to Fourteenmile Creek, and helps link Nine Penny Branch Nature Preserve and the state park.Hardin Ridge Nature Preserve, Floyd County- Acquired in 2000, these 190 acres within the Knobstone escarpment ecosystem were added to the nature preserve.Brock-Sampson Nature Preserve, Floyd County- Acquired in 2000, this 96-acre addition to the existing 453-acre preserve consists of a very steep ravine forest with chestnut oak on the uplands, typical of the knobs of southeast Indiana.Hardin Ridge Nature Preserve, Floyd County- Acquired in 1996, these 40 acres of heavy timber and steep slopes were added to the nature preserve and wildlife area.Blue River Corridor Nature Preserve, Harrison and Washington County- Acquired in 1994, these 257.02 acres of inholding help to protect the Blue River.Corydon Capitol State Historic Site, Harrison County- Acquired in 2000, this .33-acre of land is adjacent to Indianas first Treasury Building, immediately behind the office and home of Indianas second governor....Harrison-Crawford State Forest, Harrison County- Acquired in 2001, these 114.01 acres provide a wooded addition to the existing state forest.  This area gives access to a 200-acre block that had no access....Harrison-Crawford State Forest, Harrison County - Acquired in 1999, this 263.5-acre addition of upland forest...Harrison-Crawford State Forest, Harrison County- Acquired in 1998, these 247.818 acres are of mixed forest and abandoned agricultural fields. The property provides public access to 500 acres that had not been accessible.Hardy Lake Reservoir addition (Scott Co.) 69.9 acre addition located on the south boundary. This purchase increases the area open to the public for recreational use and lessens the impact of development.Baseline Barrens Nature Preserve (Washington Co.) 80 acres. A remnant limestone barrens and woodland complex located on the Karst plain, dominated by prairie grasses and forbs, and the woodlands by post and black oaks.Hardin Ridge (Floyd Co.) 80-acre addition to Hardin Ridge Nature Preserve, a large nature preserve and fish and wildlife area. This property contains a high-quality forest dominated by large specimens of red oak, American beech, sugar maple and black walnut.Flint Barrens Nature Preserve (Harrison Co.) 2.6-acre addition to the 48-acre nature preserve to acquire most of the remaining natural land in an increasingly urbanized setting and to provide access to the preserve.Mosquito Creek Woods (Harrison Co.) 440 acres of high-quality limestone glade along Mosquito Creek, a tributary of the Blue River. Acquisition helps preserve endangered plant species.