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Division of Nature Preserves and Natural Resources

Boat ramps at Copperhead Island are closed due to low water levels.  We will  re- open them once water levels rise to a safe level.

Thank you for your understanding. 


 The Division of Nature Preserves and Natural Resources is responsible for the protection and conservation of Mecklenburg County's parks designated as Nature Preserves. 

Nature Preserves protect the county's biological resources and natural areas, while providing opportunities for environmental education, nature-based programs, and outdoor recreation.

Our staff offer more than 5,000 programs annually, perform natural resource management, maintain more than 30 miles of nature trails, 6,500 acres, 3 nature centers, and a public campground.