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William B. Clark Preserve

Site Directions:  From Memphis, take highway 57 east to Rossville in Fayette County. In Rossville, take highway 194 north. 

Go north until you cross the Wolf River bridge (approx. 0.5 miles). Turn immediately to the right into a parking area and canoe put-in.

Lat-Long: 35.0548, -89.5399

Hours: Dawn to dusk all year.

Seasonality: All year dawn to dusk.

Fees: none

Landmarks: Sign on highway 194

Site Description: The preserve, which is owned by the Nature Conservancy of Tennessee, contains 500 acres of bottomland floodplain forest along the Wolf River.  The site is wet but contains a mix of flooded and non-flooded sites.

A boardwalk extends into a tupelo/cypress swamp. The trail to the boardwalk follows the top bank of the Wolf River and affords good views of river habitats.

Wildlife to Watch: Site is a good location to see forest and wetland birds.

Site History: 
The heart of the preserve wad donated to the Nature Conservancy of TN in 1993 by Mr. William "Buck" Clark Jr. in honor of his father.

NOTE:  Be sure to check out our Safety Tips page for important information regarding viewing wildlife in these areas. 

William B. Clark Conservation Area Class II Natural - Scientific State Natural Area  

William B. Clark Conservation Area - The Nature Conservancy