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Independence Creek Preserve

The Independence Creek Preserve provides public access to Bureau of Land Management land via a ridgeline trail, while also buffering public lands from the adjacent Independence Creek subdivision.

With upland slopes and a free flowing creek, a mixed habitat is provided for a variety of plant and wildlife species.

ETHICAL LAND USE

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MINDFUL PET OWNERSHIP

While dogs are welcome, kindly clean up after them to protect water quality. Keep your furry friends under voice control, ensuring a peaceful coexistence with both other visitors and the local wildlife.

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WARM GESTURES

A simple smile and wave can go a long way in fostering a sense of camaraderie. Greeting fellow explorers with kindness creates an atmosphere of unity and appreciation.

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HEIGHTENED AWARENESS

As you traverse the trails, stay mindful of your surroundings. By respecting the natural habitat and its inhabitants, we create an environment where both humans and wildlife can thrive in harmony.

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NATURE'S
CALL

Please be aware that there are currently no restroom facilities available within the Preserve. We advise all visitors to come prepared and plan accordingly for your outdoor adventure.

WE BELIEVE THAT BY UPHOLDING CERTAIN RESTRICTIONS, WE ENSURE THE LONGEVITY AND WELL-BEING OF OUR PRESERVE.

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LEAVE
NO TRACE

Overnight camping, fires, and fireworks are not allowed. Let's cherish the untouched beauty of the Preserve for all to enjoy.

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STAY
ON PATH

To protect ecosystems, please avoid creating new trails. Stick to designated paths to minimize our impact.

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PRESERVING WILDLIFE

Other than fishing, we don’t want to encourage harassing wildlife.

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NO
SMOKING

For the safety of the environment and all visitors, smoking and open flames are not permitted.

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NO MOTORIZED VEHICLES

Motorcycles, snowmobiles, and ATVS need to remain outside the Preserve

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GETTING THERE

To get to the Independence Creek Preserve, head to the Forest Service kiosk on Independence Creek Road and catch the trail from there. Alternatively. you can access the trail from Elkhorn Road where it intersects with Juniper Road.

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