The Loblolly Unit is the smallest unit of the preserve but contains some large loblolly pines and dense forest. This unit is mostly undeveloped and undisturbed; access is provided by a rural county road. In summer, keep an eye out for edible muscadine grapes growing along the road.
Loblolly pines loom over the forest canopy and the understory is a thicket of palmetto hardwood flats. However, the Loblolly Unit lacks the dense patches of palmettos normally found in this low-lying plant community.
The Loblolly Unit is located between Batson and Moss Hill. From TX 105, head north on County Road 2071 for 2.7 miles until you reach the unit boundary (marked with narrow white signs). Park alongside the road just past the boundary signs.
Last updated: June 5, 2023