Tribbett's Flatwoods Nature Preserve


Tribbett's Flatwoods Nature Preserve protects an old growth woods with very large oak and beech trees; some are more than 150 feet tall. There are no official trails – only deer paths – but the understory is reasonably open.


Woods

Ferns, poison ivy and pawpaw are common on the forest floor, as are large dark patches of seasonally wet, sticky, bare soil. Larger trees often look as if they are perched on small low “islands”, a foot or so above the surrounding ground.


Woods

Once the leaves are out, the interior can be rather dark, and sounds are usually limited to those of birds, insects, and the trees moving in the wind. The lack of nearby activity makes this a very peaceful destination.


Trails

None.


Directions

Jennings County. From I-65 Exit 41, east 4.3 miles on IN 250, then north 2.0 miles on 700W, then east 0.5 miles on 750S. The woods are along the left (north) side of the road; park along the road.

Southeast Corner:
North 38 52.498 West 85 43.666
DeLorme 52:G1


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Facilities

None.


Nearby Natural Areas

Calli Nature Preserve
Clifty Falls State Park
Guthrie Woods
Muscatatuck County Park
Muscatatuck National Wildlife Refuge


References

Habeck: Wild Indiana; Page 131
Indiana Department of Natural Resources
McPherson: Nature Walks in Southern Indiana; Page 102
Nature Conservancy: Guide to Indiana Preserves; Page 96