Nature

Season creek with water flowing and algae around the edgesHill Country State Natural Area is a scenic mosaic of rocky hills, seasonal flowing springs, oak mottes, grasslands and canyons. The terrain ranges from flat, broad creek bottoms to steep, rocky canyons up to 2,000 feet high.

West Verde Creek provides a small oasis against the backdrop of rocky hills and limestone cliffs.

Hot pink flowers of penstemmonThe natural area pro­vides habitat for a great variety of birds, mam­mals and am­phi­bians, as well as various reptiles. Several different plant communities grow here, too.