From Hwy 64 in Savannah, take Hwy 128 south for approximately 2.5 miles and turn right on Diamond Island Road. Stay left as the road splits at McGinley Loop. At the bottom of the hill turn left again. You are now on Pittsburg Landing Road, and after approximately .4 miles you will enter the natural area. There are no developed parking locations. You may park along Pittsburg Landing Road or in an undeveloped parking area on the east side of the road.
Walker Branch is a 225-acre natural area located just miles south of Savannah in Hardin County. The property was purchased with wetland acquisition funds by TWRA who cooperatively manages the site with the Natural Areas Program. It is located in the West Tennessee Uplands, a subunit of the Coastal Plain Physiographic Province. The preserve straddles the immediate floodplain of the Tennessee River with its steep hills rising abruptly 225 feet and forming the adjacent uplands. Seeps occur along the lower and mid slopes and drain into the many small spring feed sand and gravel bottomed creeks at the base of the hills. These seep-fed creeks flow in and out of the marshes and swamp forests. The upland seeps provide significant breeding habitat for dragonflies and damselflies. An astonishing 37 species of these taxa have been identified at Walker Branch. State rare and endangered plant species protected at this preserve include the lake-bank sedge and lamance iris. There is a vast diversity of sedges, rushes, and ferns in this wet, lush natural area.
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Public access is allowed; however no parking or trails are provided at this time.
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