DescriptionDry Creek Preserve is a 152-acre former gravel quarry located just northwest of Lemon Cove.
This special nature preserve, now fully restored, is the first example of an ecologically-based aggregate mine reclamation in Tulare County. It is also home to SRT’s native plant nursery.
The combination of biological and environmental conditions that give rise to the sycamore alluvial woodland community occurs only rarely. Thus, while the California sycamore is not an uncommon species, the sycamore alluvial woodland is only found in just 17 stands scattered across central California. The community at Dry Creek is of particular conservation value, ranked third in size and health of all the remaining stands.
Dry Creek Preserve is located outside of Lemon Cove. CA. From Visalia, travel east on Highway 198. Take Highway 216 toward Woodlake. Follow west one-half mile and turn north on Dry Creek Road. The preserve is located five miles down on your right.