Lowe-Volk Park

Lowe-Volk Park is a 38-acre county park located in Crawford County. The Sandusky River flows through the northern edge of the park. The park features a nature center, two miles of hiking trails, and a fishing pond.

Stairs leading from deck down to the flood plain of the Sandusky River.

Stairs leading from deck down to the flood plain of the Sandusky River.

The nature center contains many exhibits, classrooms, restrooms, and a nature viewing area for bird watchers. The staff also put on special events and educational programs.

Interior of the Nature Center

Interior of the Nature Center

Looking at bird feeders through the nature center windows. A white board recorded sightings.

Looking at bird feeders through the nature center windows. A white board recorded sightings.

In front of the nature center was a small garden planted with wildflowers.

Prairie Dock growing in flower garden in front of nature center.

Prairie Dock growing in flower garden in front of nature center.

Cardinal flower growing in garden in front of Nature Center.

Cardinal flower, also planted in the Nature Center’s garden.

We visited the park on “Camo Day” – an event where the park displayed exhibits having man-made or natural camouflage. The Ohio Air National Guard displayed a couple of camouflaged trucks and the park showed off the camouflage capabilities of various animals. One event for children was a scavenger hunt along the trail that demonstrated animal camouflage.

Truck exhibits that were part of "Camo Day". This is an example of man-made camouflage.

Truck exhibits that were part of “Camo Day”. This is an example of man-made camouflage.

This stuffed coyote was part of the scavenger hunt during "Camo Day" which focused on natural and man-made camouflage.

This stuffed coyote was part of the scavenger hunt during “Camo Day” which focused on natural and man-made camouflage.

The hiking trails are well developed and include bridges, boardwalk, overlooks and numerous benches along the way. The photos below were taken during our hike there.

Boardwalk through woods

Boardwalk through woods

Deck overlooking Sundusky River, viewed from dirt trail.

Deck overlooking Sundusky River, viewed from dirt trail.

Deb on one of the trails

Deb on one of the trails

From the deck steps descend to the river’s flood plain (shown in the top-most photo of this article). The riverbed is very rocky, and at places the flood plain is edged by cliffs

Rocky riverbed of the Sandusky River.

Rocky riverbed of the Sandusky River.

Rocky riverbed with cliff edging floodplain.

Rocky riverbed with cliff edging floodplain.

Cliff edging flood plain.

Cliff edging flood plain.

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Lichens and moss growing on one of the rocks near the river.

Fringed loosestrife.

Fringed loosestrife, growing in the flood plain.

Bridge over river.

Bridge over one of the river’s feeder creeks.

Damselfly

Damselfly

Additional Information

Directions
Address: 2401 SR 598 Crestline, OH, 44827


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One Response to Lowe-Volk Park

  1. Looks like a fun place to visit!

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