Gunpowder Creek
Nature Park

Boone County, Kentucky

Oak Woodland Above a Stony Stream

This 122-acre preserve supports about 300 species of plants. The park features a graveled nineteenth-century logging trail that travels from an elevation of 830 feet to 620 feet and ends in a riparian woods along wide and rocky Gunpowder Creek. The stand of oaks on the northern hillside is one of the best remaining undisturbed areas of oak woodland in the region. The channel of the creek runs through alternating layers of shale and limestone.

Protected by Boone County Parks

This was formerly the retreat and research farm owned by inventor George Sperti (1900-1991). Boone County purchased the property with the assistance of the Kentucky Heritage Land Conservation Fund.

For information on volunteering or supporting Boone County Parks, contact the volunteer coordinator at or call 859-334-2117.

How to Find Gunpowder Creek Nature Park

From Washington Street (KY 18) in Burlington, go south on East Bend Road (KY 338) approximately one mile, turn left on Hanover Boulevard, turn right on Sperti Lane, and continue to the parking lot.

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