Ivy Creek Natural Area
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.
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.