Ivy Creek Natural Area

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Ivy Creek Natural Area consists of 215 acres of preserved land along the Rivanna River. It is located six miles north of Charlottesville along Earlysville Road. The Natural Area is open for public use from 7:00 AM to sunset.

The natural area is owned jointly by Albemarle County and the City of Charlottesville, and it is managed by the Ivy Creek Foundation.

History

In 1975, The Nature Conservency helped purchase 80 acres of the former Riverview Farm in order to protect it from encroaching development. With a federal grant, 97 more acres of farmland was added in 1981. Additionally, the City of Charlottesville added 38 acres along the South Fork Rivanna Reservoir.

External Links

Ivy Creek Foundation page for natural area