Redrock Mountain Natural Area Preserve Information (Geography)
|Redrock Mountain Natural Area Preserve|
|Location||Smyth County, Virginia|
REDROCK MOUNTAIN NATURAL AREA PRESERVE Latitude and Longitude:
|Area||640 acres (260 ha)|
|Governing body||Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation|
Redrock Mountain Natural Area Preserve is a 640-acre (260 ha) Natural Area Preserve located in Smyth County, Virginia.  The preserve is named for the 4,413-foot (1,345 m) Redrock Mountain, which itself is named for its red siltstone cliffs.   It supports a number of rare natural features, and two natural community types, including examples of "mountain/piedmont basic woodlands" upon the mountain's slopes, and "rich cove/slope forests" in the preserve's lowlands. Five rare plant species are found on the property, including spring blue-eyed Mary ( Collinsia verna), fringed scorpion-weed ( Phacelia fimbriata), and Carey saxifrage ( Saxifraga careyana). 
The preserve is owned and maintained by the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation. It does not include improvements for public access, and visitors must make arrangements with a state-employed land steward prior to visiting. 
- "Redrock Mountain Natural Area Preserve". Private Landowner Network. Resources First Foundation. Retrieved December 26, 2016.
- "Redrock Mountain Natural Area Preserve". Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation. Retrieved December 26, 2016.
- "Governor McAuliffe Announces $6.42 Million in Land Conservation Grants". Office of the Virginia Secretary of Natural Resources. September 22, 2016. Retrieved December 26, 2016.
- "Redrock Mountain". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved December 26, 2016.
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