Ivy Creek Natural Area
Ivy Creek Natural Area consists of 215 acres of preserved land along the Rivanna river. It is located 6 miles north of Charlottesville along Earlysville Road. The Natural Area is open for public use from 7:00 AM to Sunset
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.