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Extreme Blackberry Picking is Back at Taylor Fork Ecological Area

Wild Blackberries Ripened

Looking for high adventure with a sweet reward?  Head to Taylor Fork Ecological Area on EKU's south campus.  Taylor Fork Ecological Area is open for blackberry picking through the first three weeks of July. 

This truly is not casual, farm-style blackberry picking.  These are wild blackberries growing amongst thick brambles.  The area has poison ivy, ticks, chiggars, and limited shade. There are no restrooms.  There are no venomous snakes.  Be sure to bring plenty of drinking water and a container for the berries.  A long-sleeve shirt, long pants, sunscreen, insect repellent and a hat are highly recommended. 

Visitors may come pick daily between the hours of 7:00 am to 7:00 pm. Be sure to close the gates as you pass through.  Do sign in at the Visitor Log when you enter the area. For directions to Taylor Fork Ecological Area, use either of the links below.  A direct search for Taylor Fork on Google Maps will result in the correct location, but incorrect directions.

Google Maps for TFEA

Printable map of TFEA

For more information contact; David Brown, 859-314-8641 or

Published on June 27, 2019

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