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.


Turkey Creek Road is now open to all through traffic during our posted operational hours. All visitors will be expected to follow all parking and traffic regulations as posted.

Swimming restrictions remain in effect! No one is permitted to enter the water.

Visitors have the opportunity to hike, bike, and fish, but no swimming or wading will be permitted. Our restrooms will remain closed.

Additionally, all visitors will be expected to follow strict social distancing guidelines: no groups larger than 10 and 6 foot distancing.

All of our rules and regulations will be strictly enforced, anyone found not complying with these guidelines and our regulations will be immediately removed from the Preserve, banned, and could face legal action.

If crowds become too large or if visitor compliance 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.

We really appreciate everyone’s continued support and patience during this difficult time. We know how hard it has been, as we are also in it with you. It is very exciting to make this first step towards normalcy, but please keep in mind that we are a very small nonprofit and this has hit us particularly hard. Most of our annual funding is raised during programs and events during the spring, without those funds, the next year is going to be very challenging. We are going to depend on your support to ensure we are able to continue providing access to the Preserve we all love so much.

If and when these restrictions are changed, we will provide an update here and on our Facebook page.



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