In 1989, the first lands were purchased in what would become Lorance Creek Natural Area. ANHC and The Nature Conservancy worked together to acquire the open water, cypress-tupelo swamp that is bordered by a network of small streams and seeps.
Using environmentally sensitive construction techniques, a portion of the natural area was developed to include a parking lot, paved foot-trail, interpretive panels, and a boardwalk into the swamp. Both the foot-trail and boardwalk are universally accessible. The trail begins at the parking lot and takes visitors through an upland pine-oak forest, into bottomland and an open water tupelo-bald cypress forest and swamp.
For more information, including photos of the natural area, visit the Lorance Creek Natural Area page on our website.