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Hawthorne Crossing

Hawthorne Crossing Conservation Area

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Hawthorne Crossing Conservation Area was purchased with "Nature's Finest" license plate funds. 
This conservation area protects 3,000 linear feet of the Licking River. In 2012 an extensive stream and wetland restoration project was completed by the Northern Kentucky University’s Center for Applied Ecology. The forest is young but is very diverse, and the Licking River protects several rare mussel species.
  • Parking and hiking trails are under construction; they will be open to the public soon.
  • The area will soon be open for hiking, nature study, geological study and birding in daylight hours only; camping, ATVs and horses prohibited. 
  • Paddling access from the river is planned.
Location ​Campbell County
​Owner ​Campbell County Conservation District (CCCD)
​Size ​135 acres
For more information CCCD website