Penny's Bend - General Information

Penny's Bend Meander

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.

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How did the diabase form?

What kind of rocks are present in and around Penny's Bend?


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.