Acreage: 471 acres
Part of a major, 912-acre conservation project with The Conservation Fund, Town of Sylva, and the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, this property borders Sylva’s Pinnacle Park (that Mainspring helped conserve in 1999) and is part of the Waterrock Knob and Blue Ridge Parkway Focus Area. Conservation of the property protects the headwaters of Shut-In Creek and Blackrock Creek, major tributaries to Soco Creek in the Little Tennessee River Basin. It also protects the corridor of a spectacular high elevation trail from Pinnacle Bald to Blackrock and the viewshed from Blue Ridge Parkway and Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
The State of North Carolina holds a conservation easement on the property, paid for through the Land and Water Fund, and it is now owned by the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians.