Nature Preserves The Mainland

Boiling Spring Lakes Preserve

Address: 1 Leeds Road,  Boiling Spring Lakes, NC 28461

Phone: 910-845-3693, 910-395-5000

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Located in Boiling Spring Lakes, the 6000+ acre preserve includes a bounty of rare flora and fauna, including the endangered red-cockaded woodpecker, a variety of carnivorous plants, rough-leaf loosestrife and a variety of orchids.  The preserve contains more than 400 vascular plant species, including the rare Venus Flytrap.  The Boiling Spring Lakes Nature Trail permits visitors to walk through a portion of the preserve.  The trail begins at the Community Center just off Hwy 87.  A trail brochure can be found on the website listed below. The preserve is owned by the NC Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services' Plant Conservation Program and is managed by the Nature Conservancy.  This site is also featured on the NC Birding Trail.  Species of interest include:  Red-cockaded Woodpecker, Brown-headed Nuthatch, Summer Tanager, Blue Grosbeak, Indigo Bunting, & winter sparrows.   

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