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Jefferson County

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All Hotspots in Jefferson County

Anchorage Trail
Arthur K. Draut Park
Ashland Park Riverview (KY)
Beargrass Creek State Nature Preserve
Beckley Creek Park
Beckley Creek Park–Distillery Bend Section
Beckley Creek Park–Grand Allee Section
Blackacre State Nature Preserve
Bowman Field
Broad Run Park
Brown Park
Buckhead Parking Lot, River View
Caperton Swamp Park
Carrie Gaulbert Cox Park
Cave Hill Cemetery
Central Park, Louisville, KY.
Charlie Vettiner Park
Cherokee Park
Cherokee Park–Dog Run/Maintenance Building
Cherokee Park–Tennis Courts Section
Cherokee Park–Willow Pond
Clark Cabin View of Ohio River (KY)
Derby City Gaming at Louisville Trackside (do not enter if horses are training)
E.P. “Tom” Sawyer SP
E.P. “Tom” Sawyer SP–Sawyer Dog Park
Earth & Spirit Center Nature Preserve
Eva Bandman Park
Fairmount Falls Park (restricted access)
Falls of the Ohio National Wildlife Conservation Area (KY)
Garvin Brown Nature Preserve
George Rogers Clark Park (Jefferson Co.)
Harrods Creek Park
Hays Kennedy Park
Iroquois Park
Iroquois Park–Summit
Jefferson Memorial Forest
Jefferson Memorial Forest–Horine Reservation
Jefferson Memorial Forest–Scotts Gap Trail
Jefferson Memorial Forest–Tom Wallace Lake
Jeffersonville Boat Docks (KY)
Jeffersonville Waterfront (KY)
Jeffersonville Waterfront Overlook (KY)
Joe Creason Park
Lentz Pond, River Road
Lewis and Clark Bridge (KY)
Long Run Park
Louisville Landfill (restricted access; roadside viewing)
Louisville Nature Center Bird Blind
Louisville Water Company Ponds (park ONLY between the basins past the bottom of the hill)
Louisville Water Tower River Overlook
Louisville Waterfront Park & Big-Four Bridge
Louisville Zoo
M & M Cartage Wetland Mitigation Basin (restricted access; roadside viewing)
McAlpine Locks & Dam
McNeely Lake
McNeely Lake Park
Melco Flood Retention Basin (restricted access)
Nettleroth Bird Sanctuary
Ohio River at Louisville (main basin above the Falls of the Ohio)
Ohio River Six-Mile Island Area
Old Henry Rd. Quarry Viewing Area
Old Henry Trail
Papa John’s Headquarters Lake
Patriots Peace Memorial
Pope Lick Park
Portland Canal/Lannan Park
Putney Pond
River Park Place Marina
River Road agricultural field, Harbortown (restricted access; roadside viewing)
Riverside, the Farnsley-Moremen Landing
Riverview Park (Jefferson Co.)
Riverwalk at Portland Canal entrance
Seneca Park
Shawnee Park Riverwalk
Shippingport Island (restricted access)
South Beargrass Creek Retention Basin
stakeout Rufous Hummingbird 2016 (restricted access)
Stone Place Stables (limited access; park by gazebo; caution around horses)
Surrey Hills Farm (restricted access)
The Strand
Thurman Hutchins Park
Turkey Run Park
Turkey Run Park–Entrance Area
Turkey Run Park–Sky Dome and Silo Overlook Area
Turkey Run Park–Squire Boone Bottoms
Universal Way Wetland (UPS, private land, visit with courtesy, park off pavement if possible, comply with instructions from security)
Whipps Mill Wetland
Whitehall Historic Home
William F. Miles Park
Zib Lane mitigation wetlands (restricted access; roadside viewing)

Top 10 Hotspots in Jefferson County

100 or more species reported
Surrey Hills Farm (restricted access) – 211
Falls of the Ohio National Wildlife Conservation Area (KY) – 210
Melco Flood Retention Basin (restricted access) – 203
Caperton Swamp Park – 191
Anchorage Trail – 187
Beckley Creek Park–Grand Allee Section – 183
E.P. “Tom” Sawyer SP – 177
Cherokee Park – 166
Hays Kennedy Park – 165
Garvin Brown Nature Preserve – 163