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A can’t-miss site in Prairie Creek State Park, Fern Canyon is named for the myriad of ferns that blanket its nearly vertical 50-foot walls. Ferns are unique plants that first began to grow on Earth over 300 million years ago, making them even older than dinosaurs!
The ferns at Fern Canyon belong to more than seven different species, all fed by water trickling down the sides of the canyon. Water is so plentiful here that you might notice the cascades of moss growing down the walls of the narrow gorge dripping with water. The Home Creek, which through time has carved this ravine, flows down the center of the canyon. The presence of all this moisture (and the resulting ferns and mosses that trap it in) creates a damp, rainforest-like microclimate in which amphibians such as frogs and salamanders can thrive.