Ivy Creek Natural Area (ICNA) is a 215 acre preserve jointly owned by Albemarle County and the City of Charlottesville, Virginia, and managed by the Ivy Creek Foundation. With assistance from the Nature Conservancy, ICNA was founded by local citizens who valued this former farmland on the Rivanna Reservoir for its natural beauty, diverse wildlife habitat, and watershed protection.
In order to protect the serenity of the wildlife and the trails, dogs, bikes, motorized vehicles, jogging, camping, fires, hunting and nature specimen collection are prohibited.
The Natural Area is a mix of pine and hardwood forests, old fields, streams, natural springs, and 2 miles of shoreline. Six miles of walking trails and a 3/4 mile paved trail (for visitors with special needs) are open free to the public every day from 7:00 a.m. to sunset. For more information on activities, contact the Ivy Creek Foundation at (434) 973-7772.
- Child Friendly:
- Handicapped Accessible:
- Address: 1780 Earlysville Rd
- Location: education Building, Ivy Creek Natural Area
- Dates: September 14, 2016
Jefferson Chapter Meeting: Ivy Creek Survey and Herbarium September 14th, 7:30 pm, Ivy Creek Natural Area, 1780 Earlysville Rd, Charlottesville We are very excited to have our own Jefferson Chapter members Tana Herndon and Tim Williams kick off our meetings this fall with a program focusing on the most recent Ivy Creek plant survey and ongoing... more