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Otter Creek Road is now open!

Otter Creek Road is now open to normal use by our park visitors! Since being closed Friday night at 745 pm during our last round of strong storms due to powerlines being down on the road intertwined with a large oak tree on the road, the road was closed off for the safety of our park visitors and our staff until we could safely have the powerlines removed/reinstalled on the utility poles allow us to clean up the last remaining storm damage (safely) and open the road at noon on Wednesday, June 26th.
Park management would like to thank the park staff for all their hard work above and beyond since Friday night, support from state park leadership, Nashville Electric Service for getting us power resorted at 2 am on Tuesday at the Barbara J.Mapp Aviary Center and Foriest Tree Care for their assistance to preserve a section of this oak tree with a crane today.
Special thanks to all of our park visitors who assisted us by staying out of the closed portion of Otter Creek Road so we could ensure the safety of our park ranger staff and visitors while we worked to safely clean up the damage from this storm.
As for the large oak tree that fell across the road, this was the largest oak tree on Otter Creek Road thru the natural area and a historical feature due to it’s estimated age. We will be creating a special interpretation display with a portion of this historical tree for park visitors to enjoy (once funding can be secured) in honor of this massive oak tree that we have had the privilege of enjoying since Radnor Lake became a natural area in 1973!

OCR Big Oak Tree Clean Up June 2019. Pix by S. Ward
OCR Big Oak Tree Clean Up June 2019. Pix by S. Ward
OCR Big Oak Tree Clean Up June 2019. Pix by S. Ward

June 26th, 2019 Big Tree Removal Pix by B. Jarratt

June 26th, 2019 Big Tree Removal Pix by B. Jarratt

June 26th, 2019 Big Tree Removal Pix by B. Jarratt

June 26th, 2019 Big Tree Removal. Pix by B. Jarratt
OCR Big Oak Tree Clean Up June 2019. Pix by S. Ward
OCR Big Oak Tree Clean Up June 2019. Pix by S. Ward

OCR Big Oak Tree Clean Up June 2019. Pix by S. Ward