Laurel-Snow State Natural Area

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Laurel-Snow State Natural Area
Map showing the location of Laurel-Snow State Natural Area
Map showing the location of Laurel-Snow State Natural Area
Map of Tennessee
Location Rhea County, Tennessee
Nearest city Dayton
Coordinates 35°31′36″N 85°01′20″W / 35.5267°N 85.0223°W / 35.5267; -85.0223Coordinates: 35°31′36″N 85°01′20″W / 35.5267°N 85.0223°W / 35.5267; -85.0223
Area 2,259 acres (914 ha)
http://www.state.tn.us/environment/na/natareas/laurelsnow/

Laurel-Snow State Natural Area is a Tennessee Class II Natural-Scientific State Natural Area located in Rhea County, Tennessee, near Dayton, on Walden Ridge of the Cumberland Plateau. The 2,259-acre (9.14 km2) area is owned by the State of Tennessee and managed by the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation. It is a component of the Cumberland Trail, a linear park.[1]

The Laurel-Snow trail within the natural area was the first National Recreation Trail designated in Tennessee.[1]

The Laurel-Snow State Natural Area got its name from two of the four waterfalls in the area, the 80-foot (24 m) Laurel Falls and the 12-foot (3.7 m) Snow Falls.

A 710-acre (2.9 km2) portion of the area was formerly a Bowater pocket wilderness.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Laurel-Snow Class II Natural Scientific State Natural Area". The Official State of Tennessee's Department of Environment and Conservation. Retrieved 6 September 2013. 
  2. ^ Pocket Wilderness Areas by Carroll Van West, in Tennessee Encyclopedia of History and Culture

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