The planned Hollow Rock Access Area is a multi-jurisdictional project to conserve significant natural and cultural resource lands along New Hope Creek and to make portions of the site available for low-impact recreational uses.
The New Hope Corridor Open Space Master Plan was adopted in 1991 by the City of Durham, Durham County, Orange County, and the Town of Chapel Hill. The plan called for the protection of an open space corridor along New Hope Creek and its tributary streams for recreational trails and conserving wildlife habitat. The plan identified 10 components—one of which was the “Hollow Rock Access Area.”
The Hollow Rock Access Area is intended as a community low-impact recreational area, with facilities and amenities that blend with the natural setting. The site is envisioned as a gathering place for picnics and forest walks, and for people of all ages to learn about the rich natural heritage and remarkable history of land use in the Hollow Rock community.
The site is also envisioned as an important gateway to the regional New Hope Creek trail system. Land protection along the New Hope Creek corridor extends well beyond the boundaries of the Hollow Rock Access, with 1,900 acres of the Duke Forest (Korstian Division) north of Erwin Road, and Orange and Durham counties owning over 260 acres of additional conservation land downstream of the Hollow Rock area, forming a nearly continuous corridor of open space south to Jordan Lake.
In 2006 the four local governments signed an interlocal agreement for the planning and operation of the Hollow Rock Access Area portion of the New Hope Creek master plan. The agreement also established the advisory Committee to develop a master plan for the property. A Hollow Rock master plan committee was appointed in late 2006 and charged with developing recommendations for the types and location of facilities for the site.
Published September 01, 2009
This Statewide Trails Strategic Plan and the State Trails Program aim to ensure that program direction and efforts are consistent with other cooperators, funders, stakeholders, and ultimately service the expectations and needs of Colorado’s residents and visitors.
In order to achieve the objective of establishing a continuous trail of the magnitude and quality of the CDNST, it is necessary to establish a formal process for integrating the CDNST requirements into the long-range land and resource management programs of the various Federal and State agencies. Such a process should be both faithful to the intentions and requirements of the National Trails System Act and compatible with the regulations and procedures under which the agencies must work.
Every unit of the national park system is required to have a formal statement of its core mission that will provide basic guidance for all planning and management decisions—a foundation for planning and management. The development of a foundation document for the Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail is necessary to effectively manage the park over the long term and protect park resources and values that are integral to the purpose and identity of the park unit.