Washmorgan Hollow State Natural Area
Designated a Class II State Natural-Scientific Natural Area, Washmorgan Hollow is a 73-acre reserve owned by the Tennessee Nature Conservancy. The narrow ravine on the south side of the Roaring River State Scenic River provides an excellent opportunity to observe the diverse flora and fauna of the Eastern Highland Rim. A perennial stream flows north through the ravine, which is bordered on the east and west by narrow ridges climbing 200 to 300 feet.
Habitat is a relatively undisturbed mixed forest featuring beeches, maples and tuliptrees on the slopes and sycamore and boxelder along the streams. Throughout the area are various species of ash, oak, hickory and other trees. Spring wildflowers abound, and the natural area is also host to a large population of Synandra hispidula, a member of the mint family uncommon in Tennessee. Birdwatchers have reported observations of neotropical warblers including scarlet tanagers and cerulean and worm-eating warblers.
The natural area is open for public access though it is undeveloped and features no parking areas or trails. Access is from Spring Creek Road.
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14097 Dodson Branch Hwy
Cookeville, TN 38501
Phone: (615) 383-9909
- Roaring River Park, 5.5 miles away
- Anita's Cafe, 5.6 miles away
- Gainsboro Mexican Grill, 6.1 miles away
- Sher-A-Den Bed & Breakfast, 6.4 miles away
- Therold's Little Opry, 6.4 miles away