Lorance Creek Natural Area
Lorance Creek Natural Area, Pulaski and Saline Counties, is primarily a deep swamp that spreads out along both sides of Lorance Creek. This natural area occurs at the transition of the Coastal Plain to the Mississippi Alluvial Plain. The entire system is a diverse mosaic of open water, cypress-tupelo gum, beaver ponds, and sandy washes overlain with groves of swamp blackgum. All these features are inter-connected by a complex network of small streams and seeps, which support a rich aquatic flora. A portion of the natural area has been developed, using environmentally sensitive construction techniques, to enhance public visitation and environmental education opportunities. This part of the natural area features a paved foot-trail, interpretive panels, and a boardwalk out into the swamp. Both the foot-trail and boardwalk are universally accessible. The Nature Conservancy owns adjoining property.

Hunting is prohibited on this natural area.

From Little Rock, take Interstate 530 (old U.S. Highway 65) south approximately 10 miles, exit at Bingham Road (Exit 9). Turn left (east) on Bingham Road, cross over the interstate, and continue through a residential area. At the first "Y" in the road, go right on Bingham Road. At the second "Y" in the road, bear right on Border Lane and the Lorance Creek parking lot is approximately 100 yards on the right.

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