This reserve was established to protect the alsophila ferns that grow in abundance here. Today, the prehistoric plants still dwarf visitors. It's also the site of a bamboo forest, known as the Bamboo Sea.
To get here, catch the buses heading to Jīnshāgōu village from Chìshuǐ's Lǔyoú Chēzhàn (¥12, one hour). From there, you'll have to negotiate with the locals for a motorbike or minibus ride to the park entrance, which is another 20 minutes away; expect to pay between ¥40 and ¥50 each way. Make sure to arrange a pick-up for your return, as very little transport hangs around the park.