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Division of Nature Preserves and Natural Resources is responsible for the protection and conservation of Mecklenburg County's parks designated as Nature Preserves. Nature Preserves protect the county's biological resources and natural areas, while providing opportunities for environmental education, nature-based programs, and outdoor recreation.
Our staff offer more than 5,000 programs annually, perform natural resource management on over 7,600 acres, maintain more than 30 miles of nature trails, and operate 3 nature centers and a public campground.
Due to deer population control hunts the following nature preserves will be closed:
Latta Plantation, Rural Hill, Stephens Road, and Cowans Ford - November 12 and 13
McDowell Nature Preserve - November 5, 6, 19, 20.