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Caesar Creek State Park
8570 OH-73
Waynesville,
OH
45068
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Caesar Creek State Park is located in southwestern Ohio, five miles east of Waynesville, in Warren, Clinton, and Greene counties. The park is leased by the State from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, who in the 1970s erected a dam on Caesar Creek to impound a 2,830-acre lake.

Address: 8570 OH-73, Waynesville, OH 45068

Area: 4.422 mi²

Established: 1978

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Cowan Lake State Park
1750 Osborn Rd
Wilmington,
OH
45177
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Cowan Lake State Park is a 1,775-acre Ohio state park in Clinton County, Ohio, in the United States. It is operated by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources.

Address: 1750 Osborn Rd, Wilmington, OH 45177

Hours:  Closes 11PM

Phone: (937) 382-1096

Established: 1968

Named for: Cowan Lake


Denver Williams Parks
162-198 Park Dr.
Wilmington,
OH
45177
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Galvin Park, Wilmington
82 E Birdsall St
Wilmington,
OH
45177
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Indian Creek Wildlife Area
4258 Snowhill Rd
Fayetteville,
OH
45118
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This 1,799-acre wildlife area is one mile east of Fayetteville in northern Brown County. County and township roads provide good access to the area from U.S. Routes 50 and 68.
The terrain is very flat, except for the narrow valleys of Indian Creek and Little Indian Creek, which flow westerly through the area. Approximately 60 percent of the area is open land, consisting of crop fields intermixed with fields of broomsedge and scattered sassafras, soft maple, pin oak, and gum. The remainder is divided equally between woods and brush. Pin oak, hickory, soft maple, and beech are the principal tree species.
Cottonwood and sycamore are common along the streams


Luther E Warren Peace Path
Wilmington,
OH
45177
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Southeast Neighborhood Park
Wilmington,
OH
45177
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This land was purchased by the City to develop a neighborhood park.

Basketball is the biggest drawing point in this park. There are more courts and hoops at this park than any other park we own. Playground equipment, a picnic shelter and a baseball diamond provide plenty of activities for the whole family to enjoy.

Southeast Park Amenities 
  • Shelter House
  • Zip Line
  • Climbing Wall
  • Playsets for ages 2-4
  • Playsets for ages 5 and up
  • Swingsets
  • Benches
  • Water Fountain
  • Basketball Courts
  • Baseball Diamond
  • Trail Access
  • Parking Lot

Stonelick State Park
2895 Lake Drive
Pleasant Plain,
OH
45162
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Tucked away in the rolling highlands of southwest Ohio, 1,058-acre Stonelick
State Park offers a quiet retreat for visitors. The still waters of the lake and stately woodlands provide the setting for a host of outdoor recreational pursuits.


Trails
4-C Bicentennial Trail

This trail was built as a partnership between the City, the County, Wilmington College and the Clinton County Trails Coalition. Built in honor of the State's Bicentennial (2003), it was laid out by trail advocate Lori Williams and designed by Clinton County Engineer Jeff Linkous. It is wooded, gently rolling and has three bridges. The western most bridge is the Boy Scout service project of Brice Carpenter. Another bridge, known as the "Farm Bridge", was resurfaced with the addition of hand rails as the Eagle Scout project of Chase Yeakley. The west trail head is at the South east Neighborhood Park with entrances / exits from Marlena Dr. and Paris Ave. The eastern trail head is on Fife Avenue next to the Clinton County Engineer's office, 1326 Fife Ave. (across the street from David Williams Park). Parking is available at both trail heads on city park property. While scooter users regularly use this trail, wheelchair and scooter users are advised to use caution and discuss conditions with the City Parks Director (382-4781) due to the grade in a couple of places on the trail.

Click here for interactive trail maps


Clinton Fayette Friendship Trail
Melvin Road
Clinton,
OH
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Clinton - Fayette Friendship Trail - December 2011 & February 2012

- There is 7.1 miles of abandoned railroad corridor in Clinton County and 19 miles of abandoned railroad corridor in Fayette County.

- The land area in Clinton County is 75.2 acres, while Fayette County land is 148 acres.

- The plan is to construct a paved multiuse trail from Melvin Rd. in Clinton County through Sabina, Jasper Mills, Washington Court House to New Holland in Pickaway County to connect to the Ohio State Rails to Trails system.

- This trail system would provide many health, economic, historical, and recreation benefits to the residents of both counties.


Judy Gano Bike Path
Wilmington,
OH
45177
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This trail was opened in 2008 and is named after community activist and attorney Judy Gano. This trail connects the 4-C Bicentennial Trail with the sidewalk on Rombach Avenue, providing an important link to the Lowes Drive Trail and a future Citywide trails system. Note the Indian Trails marker near the Castle Playground parking area, an Eagle Scout project of Cody Clifton.


Little Hearts Big Smiles
Wilmington,
OH
45177
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Lowes Bike Trail

This trail is functional, an important connector between Rombach Avenue and the future Citywide trails system to on the east, north and west sides of town. The best thing about this trail is that you can walk from Denver Williams Park to Generations Pizza, Staples or Lowe's. CCTC hopes that Denver addition and the neighborhoods along Prairie will soon be connected to this trail via a paved surface trail. Many pedestrians walk on Prairie Avenue to reach this trail but they should use extreme caution when doing so as there is no shoulder on Prairie Avenue.


Lytle Creek
Wilmington,
OH
45177
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The Lytle Creek Nature Preserve is comprised of 127 acres of natural area that lies within the boundaries of St. Rt. 134 S., Wilmington College and the 4-C Bicentennial Trail.  The preserve is accessed via a footbridge at the approximate midpoint of the 4-C Bicentennial Trail, near the wooded area.

The preserve offers the opportunity to see many animals in their natural habitat; birds, deer, pheasant, quail and wild turkeys can be observed.  Wildflowers have been sown on 62 acres of the tract and it is planned for natural surfaced trails to be established throughout certain sections of the preserve.

The water quality of Lytle Creek and erosion control methods are being studied.

This beautiful park provides a setting for educational opportunities as well as opportunities for civic and neighborhood service projects.

The Lytle Creek Greenway Trail...

Starts from the Trailhead Pavilion on Davids Drive and follows Lytle Creek downstream from its headwaters to the point where it joins the 4C Bicentennial Bike Path. There are benches along the way, including one at the weir notch, the first soil and water conservation to be carried out in Clinton County.


Oldaker Wildlife Area
Hillsboro,
OH
45133
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This 141-acre wildlife area lies in the gently rolling farming region of Highland County. It is easily reached from U.S. Route 50, six miles west of Oldaker Wildlife Area Hillsboro, by traveling one mile northeast on County Road 6-C. The area lies on the northwest side of theroad just south of the village of Russell. One parking lot is located on the south side of the area.


Wilmington College Arboretum
Wilmington,
OH
45177
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Nature Preserves
Anliot Davidson Nature Preserve
885 Pyle Road
Clarksville,
OH
45113
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885 Pyle Road - 1 mi. east of Clarksville Road and Pyle Road in Adams Township. 58 acres of steep rolling topography dominated by a mixed forest of deciduous hardwoods and evergreens with white CCPD boundary posts. 0.8 miles of hiking trails. Limited bow hunting by written permission of the park board. Open to the public for passive recreation. Contact Bob Thobaben for further information (937) 382-4739.


Collett Woods Nature Preserve
8901 SR 73 W
Wilmington,
OH
45177
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Wallace Collett Nature Preserve - July, 2000
- 8901 West State Route 73, 1.5 miles west of the Caesar Creek Flea Market in Chester Township
- 60 acres of mature beech-maple forest with 1.2 miles of hiking trails and marked with white CCPD boundary posts
- Paved parking lot with a turn around. Bridge near entrance
gives access during wet seasonal periods.
- Wonderful wildflower communities, April through June. March 10th 1986 tornado damage inSE section of the woods, old sugarbush camp in southern section of the woods.
- No Archery Hunting at any time is allowed.


Culberson State Nature Preserve
8865 State Rt. 730
Clarksville,
OH
45113
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Culberson State Nature Preserve:

This 238 acre preserve is one of the few examples of the "white swamp forest" which once covered the uplands of southwestern Ohio. The forest grows on poorly drained, "white clay" soil which formed on the glacial materials deposited during the Illinoian glacial period. The swamp forest is dominated by red maple and pin oak with substantial stands of shagbark hickory, shellbark hickory, swamp white oak, American elm and sweetgum. The northern shrub, winterberry, grows here near its southern limit, while the sweetgum, a southern species, is near its northern limit. Summer wildflowers include purple fringeless orchid and cardinal flower. The state-listed northern fox grape also occurs here. The preserve is located in Clinton County approximately 1 mile southwest of Cowan Lake State Park. From S.R. 350, proceed south 1 mile on S.R. 730 to the preserve entrance. No facilities are available. For additional information, contact Cowan Lake State Park at (937) 382-1096.


Dr Nathan Hale Woods & Preserve
2979 Clarksville Rd
Wilmington,
OH
45177
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- 2979 Clarksville Rd. at the intersection of Cowan Creek Rd in Vernon Township
- 60 acres of riparian corridor along Cowan Creek with a gravel parking lot, information display, 3 benches, 2 waste containers and 1.25 miles of hiking trail along the scenic Cowan Creek
- Identified by the Ohio Biological Survey conducted in July of 1955 and again in July, 1978 as the most unique area of Clinton County.
- Great fishing during the Spring and early Summer,
important bird area as designated by the National Audubon Society.
- Devils Backbone area recognized for its rich biodiversity of plants.
- Healthy amphibian, reptile, and wild turkey populations along the creek valley.


East Fork Riparian Nature Preserve
935 Webertown Road
Lynchburg,
OH
45152
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East Fork Riparian Reserve
- 935 Webertown Road in Clark Township
- 70 acres one mile east of the Oak Grove Rd and Webertown Rd
intersection. There is a paved parking lot for 6 cars but no amenities.
- 2.5 miles of hiking trails around a short grass prairie,
tall grass prairie, and early successional flood plain.
Acres of wild flowers are dominant during the months of June through August.
- Six distinct plant communities are represented in the park.
- Two wetlands were constructed by the US Fish
and Wildlife Service during the summer of 2007. The USFWS
provides the prairie seed to convert degraded farmland into permanent grassland. - Good fishing along the East Fork of the Little Miami River is possible
- Limited bow hunting with written permission of the park board.


Fallsville Wildlife Area
10211 Careytown Rd
New Vienna,
OH
45159
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Fallsville Wildlife Area is in southwest Ohio, seven miles north of Hillsboro on State Route 73. The 1,382-acre wildlife area is almost 50 percent meadow and grain crops. About 20 percent of the E area is a mixture of shrubs, small trees, grasses,
and forest and almost 30 percent is woodland. Six shallow ponds are located on the area


FER Woodland Nature Preserve

Hunter Glen Nature Preserve
405 Corry St
Yellow Springs,
OH
45387
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Indian Creek Wildlife Area
4258 Snowhill Rd
Fayetteville,
OH
45118
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This 1,799-acre wildlife area is one mile east of Fayetteville in northern Brown County. County and township roads provide good access to the area from U.S. Routes 50 and 68.
The terrain is very flat, except for the narrow valleys of Indian Creek and Little Indian Creek, which flow westerly through the area. Approximately 60 percent of the area is open land, consisting of crop fields intermixed with fields of broomsedge and scattered sassafras, soft maple, pin oak, and gum. The remainder is divided equally between woods and brush. Pin oak, hickory, soft maple, and beech are the principal tree species.
Cottonwood and sycamore are common along the streams


Lytle Creek
Wilmington,
OH
45177
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The Lytle Creek Nature Preserve is comprised of 127 acres of natural area that lies within the boundaries of St. Rt. 134 S., Wilmington College and the 4-C Bicentennial Trail.  The preserve is accessed via a footbridge at the approximate midpoint of the 4-C Bicentennial Trail, near the wooded area.

The preserve offers the opportunity to see many animals in their natural habitat; birds, deer, pheasant, quail and wild turkeys can be observed.  Wildflowers have been sown on 62 acres of the tract and it is planned for natural surfaced trails to be established throughout certain sections of the preserve.

The water quality of Lytle Creek and erosion control methods are being studied.

This beautiful park provides a setting for educational opportunities as well as opportunities for civic and neighborhood service projects.

The Lytle Creek Greenway Trail...

Starts from the Trailhead Pavilion on Davids Drive and follows Lytle Creek downstream from its headwaters to the point where it joins the 4C Bicentennial Bike Path. There are benches along the way, including one at the weir notch, the first soil and water conservation to be carried out in Clinton County.


Oldaker Wildlife Area
Hillsboro,
OH
45133
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This 141-acre wildlife area lies in the gently rolling farming region of Highland County. It is easily reached from U.S. Route 50, six miles west of Oldaker Wildlife Area Hillsboro, by traveling one mile northeast on County Road 6-C. The area lies on the northwest side of theroad just south of the village of Russell. One parking lot is located on the south side of the area.