Rules and Regulations

Admission to Turkey Creek Nature Preserve is always FREE, but maintaining it is NOT! Please visit our support page to learn how you can help keep TCNP open.


Our swimming/wading restrictions have been lifted. However, if crowds become too large or if visitor compliance with the State’s COVID-19 guidelines becomes an issue, we may be forced to close without warning. We are going to depend on you to help us to keep this going. Please respect our rules and leave before closing, we want to provide this outlet for you, but it is up to you to ensure it works.

All visitors will be expected to follow statewide COVID-19 guidelines. No group sizes larger than 10 will be permitted and masks are required when around other non-family/household members.

Preserve Rules and Regulations

NO Alcoholic Beverages or Controlled Substances (coolers and cups are subject to search)
NO Discharging of Firearms
NO Littering
NO All-Terrain Vehicles
NO Wood or Charcoal Grills
NO Metal Detectors
NO Tents or Camping
NO profanity
NO Music
NO Balloons
NO Loitering in vehicle
NO Parking where red lines are present
ALL vehicles must be parked with all tires OFF of the road
DO NOT Disturb, Harm, or Remove ANY Wildlife or Artifacts

All visitors must remain properly clothed at all times. Traditional swimwear is permitted, but no provocative clothing will be allowed. Changing rooms are provided at the Falls parking area.

Dogs are welcome, but always must be kept on a physical leash at all times and all waste must be removed. Other than dogs, no other pets, animals or exotic species are permitted.

Fishing at TCNP is permitted under the following guidelines:

Keep in mind that Turkey Creek Nature Preserve is a Nature Preserve, so please, leave it as you found it.

Your efforts will go a long way towards preserving its natural beauty for generations to come.

Thank You