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Division of Nature Preserves and Natural Resources

The 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 7,6​00 acres, maintain more than 30 miles of nature trails, and operate 4 nature centers, and a public campground.​

Nature Centers
Nature Preserves

Preserve Information

Mecklenburg County Checklists

Official Nature Preserve Trail Maps:

Other Maps:

Mobile Trail Map: Link to Interactive Nature Trail Map

County Greenways: Existing and planned greenway trails around the county.

Central Carolinas Biodiversity Trail

  • Ecological locations of interest in a 14-county 

region around Charlotte.

*This includes camping, biking, fishing and other
opportunities throughout our parks system.


Office Location:

Mecklenburg County
Park and Recreation
5841 Brookshire Blvd
Charlotte, NC 28216


Nature Preserves