User Responsibilities

Applicable to ALL visitors!

When you visit H Ferrell Hogbottoms, you will be have the pleasure of enjoying a reclaimed piece of wildlife habitat.  Once a gravel mine completely stripped of vegeatation, time has worked it's magic... and Hogbottoms is now a wild, rich, and jungle -like wonderland that is home to an abundance of flora and fauna.  

Since our goal is to restore a natural wildlife habitat, nature has done much of the work for us.  Very little has been done by man or machine in recent years, except to provide access via trails and bridges.

Hogbottoms IS NOT a manicured park, which is a part of it's intrinsic beauty.  It undoubtedly has certain risks and dangers inherent in nature.

By entering Hogbottoms,you assume all risk of injury, and you must stay alert and aware of your surroundings at all times.  Some trails are steep, some slick.  As our nature trails are primitive and wild, there are obstacles of many kinds waiting to grab, cut, or trip you if you are not careful!

Risk and Dangers you assume include but are in no way limited to the following:

  • Biting / stinging insects & reptiles
  • Thistles, bull nettles, & thorns
  • Stumps, roots, & holes in the ground
  • Hanging branches, sticks, & green briar
  • Mud, water-filled pits, & tree falls
  • Bridges spanning dirt or water with no handrails
  • Hills, valleys, & narrow / uneven trails in some places
  • Poison Ivy, Poison Oak, & other plants that may cause an allergic reaction
  • Wild animals (which we think are WAY cool!)


We don't say these things to scare you, but rather to keep you safe and make you aware of hazards that are found on our gorgeous property!

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