Penny's Bend - General Information
Penny's Bend Nature Preserve is a natural area owned by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and managed by the N.C. Botanical Garden. The natural area is an 84-acre peninsula, bounded on 3 sides by the Eno River as it flows eastward towards Falls Lake. Underlying Penny's Bend is a distinctive rock type called diabase. The soil weathered from the diabase supports rare plant species and a distinctive type of forest.
Want to learn more about the geology of the Eno River area?
You may be interested in A Geologic Adventure Along the Eno River - A richly illustrated publication from the North Carolina Geological Survey.
NC Geological Survey - http://www.geology.enr.state.nc