The purpose of Rattlesnake Ridge Natural Area is to conserve the habitats of rare plant and animal species. Conservation of this property also protects Lake Maumelle, which is Central Arkansas’s drinking water supply, and maintains the forested floodplain along Nowlin Creek to improve water quality and reduce downstream flood impacts.
WET-WEATHER TRAIL CLOSURE POLICY
Due to the hydrology and geology of Rattlesnake Ridge Natural Area, seeps can impact the trails throughout the year after significant rain events. In order to maintain the trails, we will occasionally implement wet-weather closures. For more information on our wet-weather policy and to see if the natural area is open or closed before you plan a trip, visit The Nature Conservancy in Arkansas on Facebook.
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