Gleason Reach

Gleason Reach

Gleason Reach Bald Cypress Great Tree

Bald Cypress Great Tree

Gleason Reach features a sweeping view of Lookout Mountain across the lower pasture. Named for Col. Frank Gleason who according to John Chambliss  ”vigorously insisted on a horseback ride with me that I build a road along the creek bank, which I did…The word “reach “ is descriptive of an extended opening especially along water, the road shows a “bog” or wet area which has growth not found elsewhere.

Blue Heron at Gleason Reach

Blue Heron at
Gleason Reach

Along the road an old grove of bald cypress grow, knees peeking up from the creek bank. A blue heron can usually be spotted fishing for his supper. If you canoe downstream from Paddler’s Perch you can enjoy this landscape from a different perspective.

Hours of Operation • Monday thru Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. • Sunday (April - October) 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Please note the last time to drive through loop is 4:30 p.m. • Gates close at 5:00 p.m.