Late Winter Hike Scheduled At Carroll Cabin Barrens State Natural Area

Tuesday, February 20, 2007 | 06:00pm

Decaturville, Tenn. – The Department of Environment and Conservation’s Division of Natural Areas will host a guided hike at Carroll Cabin Barrens State Natural Area on Saturday, February 24, 2007. Participants should meet at the natural area’s trailhead at 10:00 a.m.

The trail is a moderate 2.5 miles and will take participants along the hills and valleys of the west bank of the Tennessee River with plenty of opportunity to enjoy the limestone cedar glades and barrens and a scenic overlook across the river. Participants should bring water, snacks, and appropriate footwear and should dress for the weather conditions. The hike will be cancelled in the event of inclement weather.

Reservations are required for the guided hike and can be made by contacting West Tennessee Natural Areas Stewardship Ecologist Chad Harden at (731) 512-1369 or by email at

Carroll Cabin Barrens is a 200-acre natural area located near the Tennessee River in Decatur County. It features a series of dramatic Silurian aged limestone glades and barrens. For more information about the natural area and directions, visit the Web site at:

The hike at Carroll Cabin Barrens is part of a series of monthly, guided field trips to Tennessee State Natural Areas offered by the department’s Division of Natural Areas. Tennessee has 75 designated State Natural Areas throughout the state covering approximately 108,000 acres of ecologically significant lands. More information about Tennessee’s natural areas program, including a complete list of all natural areas and scheduled field trips, can be found at

For more information contact:

Tisha Calabrese-Benton
Office (865) 594-5442

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