Brigadoon State Nature Preserve

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Brigadoon State Nature Preserve
A map of Kentucky showing the location of Brigadoon State Nature Preserve
A map of Kentucky showing the location of Brigadoon State Nature Preserve
Map of Kentucky
LocationBarren County, Kentucky, United States
Nearest cityGlasgow, Kentucky
Coordinates36°53′52″N 85°58′52″W / 36.8977°N 85.9811°W / 36.8977; -85.9811Coordinates: 36°53′52″N 85°58′52″W / 36.8977°N 85.9811°W / 36.8977; -85.9811
Area184 acres (74 ha)
EstablishedMarch 14, 1985
Official website

Brigadoon State Nature Preserve is a state nature preserve located in Barren County, Kentucky adjacent to Barren River Lake.[1]

The Office of Kentucky Nature Preserves purchased 92 acres (37 ha) of mostly mature forest from the Nature Conservancy that was dedicated into the preserve system on March 14, 1985. An additional 88 acres (36 ha) were dedicated on June 12, 2001. Including another 4-acre (1.6 ha) tract, a total of 184 acres (74 ha) are protected.[1]

The forest is dominated by American beech, maple, and tulip poplar, with an array of spring wildflowers, including several species that are considered rare or uncommon in Kentucky. There is also habitat for numerous migratory and resident birds in the preserve. The preserve is open to the public and includes at 1 mile (1.6 km) trail.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Brigadoon State Nature Preserve". Kentucky State Nature Preserves Commission. Retrieved January 22, 2015.