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Whipple State Nature Preserve


The Whipple State Nature Preserve contains a couple narrow wooded ridgetops, pocketed with small sinkholes. The ridgetop and head of the valley are bordered by dolomite cliffs of 10-30 feet in height. There is an abundance of ferns and spring wildflowers throughout the wooded preserve.

Within the forested landscape there are small prairie openings called xeric limestone prairie, in the preserve with rare species. This area is dedicated in honor of Robert A. Whipple, who generously donated the original 248 acres to the Division of Natural Areas and Preserve in 1989. The preserve is currently 448 acres in area.

  • Open 1/2 hour before sunrise to 1/2 hour after sunset
  • Stay on designated trails
  • Pets are not permitted
  • No restrooms


2.2 miles of hiking trails



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Natural Features

    Available Trails