Lyle-Harter-Matter Sanctuary

Location:

Lyle-Harter-Matter Sanctuary is located near State Highway 57 between Jacksonport and Baileys Harbor, adjacent to Kangaroo Lake and Meridian County Park.

Features:

Heavily wooded with deciduous and coniferous species over most of the property, a magnificent, high sand dune runs through the property and a marsh is also located on the acreage.

The wetlands of the sanctuary are categorized as a fens-type wetland that carries a high Ph level.  The plant life in the area is unique in that it must endure high alkaline conditions created by morrow, a wet chalk-like residue that enters the water from the calcium carbonate deposits in the bedrock.  

Hunting is not allowed.

History:

The park’s land was given to the county in 1945 as a sanctuary and is completely undeveloped. The park is primarily used as a wildlife and nature study area.  The parcel is not served by a public road; Pedestrian access through Meridian County Park, which does not have maintained trails.


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Amenities:

  • No facilities
  • No road access.  

Acreage:  

The sanctuary consists of 40 acres.




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