Plants and Animals

at Graham Cave State Park

Discover Graham Cave Glades Natural Area, an 82-acre tract at the eastern end of the park that supports a rich diversity of characteristic glade species. The primary natural communities are sandstone glades, dry sandstone woodlands and dry sandstone cliffs. Dry-mesic sandstone woodland, dry limestone woodland and carbonate glades are also found within the area.

Within Graham Cave State Park, you may encounter many species of animals such as white tailed deer, raccoons, opossum, beaver and coyote. A variety of native plants can also be found in the park, such as Carolina anemones, prickly pear cactus, purple prairie clover, wild geranium, rock pinks, and columbines.