April 14th Outing - 40 Acre Rock
CNPA Charlotte April Outing
Forty Acre Rock Heritage Preserve - South Carolina
Forty Acre Rock Heritage Preserve is a contradiction of natural beauty and disfigurement. The main attraction of the preserve is a large granite flatrock (actually just fourteen acres) which provides habitat to endemic species such as elf orpine and the endangered pool sprite. There will be plenty of macro opportunities. There are hiking trails and small waterfall.
Key trip information is below .
Location: about 7 miles north of Kershaw SC
Upper parking area on Conservancy Road
Date: April 14, 2018
Meet-up Time: 8:00 am
Meet-up Location: At the rock near Upper parking
Hours: 8:00 am – whenever
Duration: Half Day trip
Trip Leader: Keith Liscinsky
There are no bathrooms available and no water. Bring water and snacks/lunch. Explore the lower parking area where there is beaver pond and the old Rt. 601.
Directions: Starting from the intersection of US 601 and SC 903 (about 7 miles north of Kershaw SC), drive north on US 601 for about 1.5 miles. Take a left onto Nature Reserve Road. The lower parking lot is about .5 miles on the left. This parking lot is near the beaver pond. To reach the upper parking lot, drive north on Nature Reserve Road for 2.5 miles then take a left onto Conservancy Road. Follow Conservancy Road to the end. This parking area is closest to the actual rock.
1. Keith Liscinsky