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Turnipseed Nature Preserve

Turnipseed Nature Preserve is a 265-acre natural area in southeastern Wake County near Wendell close to the Johnston County line.  As one of the newest Wake County parks, the first phase was opened in 2017, featuring a parking area on Hunt Valley Trail, hiking trails and picnic areas.  The second phase included a second parking area on Pleasants Road, additional trails and an overlook.  The area protects a section of Gin Branch Creek, a tributary of Marks Creek.  The preserve is open daily during the summer and on weekends during the off season.  The preserve's name comes from Turnipseed Road, south of the area.  Originally called Wendell-Raleigh Road, it was straightened in the 1960s.  The Turnipseed family sold part of the their land for the road project and the road took their name.


External Links:

Wake County Parks & Recreation website: http://www.wakegov.com/parks/turnipseed/Pages/default.aspx