Reservation Options

Highlands Picnic area:

Located just inside the Preserve’s exit gate, this quiet picnic area is surrounded by towering pines and is conveniently located away from the more congested regions of the preserve. Note: Charcoal grills are NOT permitted within the Preserve

Reservation only: $50 donation for 4 hours

Optional Additional Table (seats 8) with chairs: $15

Without a Reservation:

-This is first come first serve. This means without a reservation, you will not be guaranteed to have this location to yourself.

-Highlands Picnic area has 2 picnic tables and 1 trash can.

-We ask that large groups (10+), with no reservation, pack out their own trash.

-Pricing: Free!

Reservation Includes:

-We would reserve all of the amenities associated with this area for your party. This means all parking and use of the location.

-We will supply additional trash services as needed.


-Group size: 75 or less

Thompson Meadow:

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This 10 acre private clearing is located on the banks of Turkey Creek, just outside the main gate to the Preserve. This space is perfect for large groups ( up to 150). Since it is not within the Preserve, charcoal grill are permitted, if used responsibly.

$500 donation for 4 hours, $50 for each additional hour.

Optional Table (seats 10) with chairs: additional $15, up to 5 available for rental.

Without a Reservation:

-This area is only available for reservation and is not open to the public

Reservation Includes:

-Access to the clearing

-Trashcans and bags

-Private Creek access

-Walking distance to the Preserve

Please be aware that there is no water, power, or restrooms available at this site

If you would like to make a reservation, or have any questions, please contact us at 205.680.4116 or