Loop 2: Station 1
Introduction to LCNP: Walking across the lake
Lake Conestee Nature Park (LCNP) is over 400 acres of forests, fields, waters, and wetlands owned by the Conestee Foundation. LCNP provides a wild, natural place to experience nature, learn about the environment, exercise, and enjoy the outdoors. Most of the park is forested and about half is wetlands, sloughs, or streams. A small part is upland meadows and fields.
Over three miles of the Reedy River flow through LCNP. Native Americans traveled this corridor and hunted here. These lands and waters played a vital role in the early agricultural and industrial development of Greenville County.
Learning Loop 2 includes ten stations. It crosses the Reedy River and Sparkleberry Island, then meanders down the bank of the river, traversing the lakebed of former Lake Conestee, including a view of the West Bay of the old lake.
Where does the Reedy River come from?
The headwaters of the Reedy are located about 2 miles northwest of Travelers Rest, north of Ebenezer Church Rd, 18 miles north of here. The Reedy has played a central role in Greenville’s history, sustaining the city’s growth since the 1780s.
- Click here to download a complete trail map (PDF) or click the image at right to download a map of this learning loop only.
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