Ashland County Parks & Nature Preserves

The following list of parks and preserves includes those managed by federal, state, county, and non-governmental agencies (such as the National Audubon Society, the Nature Conservancy, various historical societies, etc.).

We have tried to collect information on the activities and facilities available at various parks, but things may change without us knowing about it. So please double-check the information at the official site (click on the park’s name to go there).

The Ashaland County Park District has created a Google Map showing the location of all of their parks.




Audobon Wetlands (County Park)
  • 1379 Township Road 743, Ashland, OH 44805
  • GPS coordinates: N40.861105, W82.267158
  • Location: See above link for driving directions and maps.
  • Trail map
  • Park size: 109 acres
  • Dog friendly
  • Hunting when in season with license. Please visit park web site for details.
  • Good site for bird watching
  • Boardwalk
  • Location on Google Maps
Black Fork Bottoms (County Park)
  • 1457 US Route 603, Ashland, OH 44805
  • GPS coordinates: N40.817488, W82.403410
  • Location: See above link for driving directions and maps.
  • Trail map
  • Park size: 127 acres
  • Hunting when in season with license. Please visit park web site for details.
  • Good site for bird watching
  • Location on Google Maps
Byers Woods (County Park)
  • 675 County Road 1754, Ashland, Ohio 44805
  • Location: See above link for driving directions and maps.
  • Trail map
  • Park size: 130 acres
  • Total trail length: 4 miles
  • Bridle trails
  • Fishing (check the official site to see if there are any restrictions)
  • Hunting when in season with license. Please visit park web site for details.
  • Good site for bird watching
  • Observation tower
  • Location on Google Maps
Carpenter Waterfowl Park (County Park)
  • GPS coordinates: N40.837244, W82.419801
  • Location: On Pavonia East Road, about 1/3 mile west of twp. road 1455, in Mansfield, Ohio 44903
  • Trail map
  • Park size: 63 acres
  • Park not open12/2012 – check official web site for updates
  • Location on Google Maps
Clear Fork Gorge (State Nature Preserve)
  • GPS coordinates: N40.605117, W82.304417
  • Park size: 29 acres
  • Total trail length: 0.25 mile
  • Dogs not permitted
  • Preserve is part of Mohican State Forest
  • Location on Google Maps
Cooke Family Wildlife Conservation Park (County Park)
  • 4774 State Route 13, Shiloh, OH 44878
  • GPS coordinates: N40.881691, W82.513305
  • Trail map
  • Park size: 163 acres
  • Fishing (check the official site to see if there are any restrictions)
  • Firearms range
  • Hunting when in season with license. Please visit park web site for details.
  • Trap shooting range
  • Location on Google Maps
Cool Springs (County Park)
  • 2159 County Rd 37, Jeromesville, Ohio
  • GPS coordinates: N40.744266, W82.130945
  • Location: See above link for driving directions and maps.
  • Trail map
  • Park size: 192 acres
  • Hunting when in season with license. Please visit park web site for details.
  • Smal waterfall
  • Location on Google Maps
Esbenshade Wetlands (County Park)
  • GPS coordinates: N40.800092, W82.387989
  • Location: Parking lot is near the intersection of Crider Road and State Route 603 in Mansfield, OH 44903. Once you get to this intersection, go west on Crider Road. You will almost immediately cross a bridge over the Mohican River. The parking lot is just beyond that to the north (right).
  • Trail map
  • Park not open12/2012 – check official web site for updates
  • Location on Google Maps
Freer Field (County Park)
  • 1264 South Center Street, Ashland, OH 44805
  • GPS coordinates: N40.856494, W82.317508
  • Trail map
  • Park size: 72 acres
  • Good site for bird watching
  • Balloon fest every July 4th weekend
  • Location on Google Maps
Funk Bottoms (State Wildlife Area)
  • Location: See above link for driving directions and maps.
  • Park size: 1,498 acres
  • Hunting when in season with license. Please visit park web site for details.
  • Good site for bird watching
  • Wildlife Area Map for Funk Bottoms
Gilliom-Cherp (County Park)
  • 1768 State Route 603, Mansfield, OH 44903
  • GPS coordinates: N40.804020, W82.388518
  • Trail map
  • Park size: 176 acres
  • Fishing (check the official site to see if there are any restrictions)
  • Hunting when in season with license. Please visit park web site for details.
  • Good site for bird watching
  • Location on Google Maps
Hopkins Landing (County Park)
  • 1954 Coutny Road 175, Jeromesville, Ohio 44840
  • GPS coordinates: N40.788925,W82.176876
  • Trail map
  • Park size: 4 acres
  • Fishing (check the official site to see if there are any restrictions)
  • Boating
  • Location on Google Maps
Hurdle Waterfowl Park (County Park)
  • 297 Township Road 581, Sullivan, Ohio 44880
  • GPS coordinates: N41.0187,W82.215586
  • Trail map
  • Park size: 66 acres
  • Total trail length: 2 miles
  • Fishing (check the official site to see if there are any restrictions)
  • Good site for bird watching
  • The park was designed to attract waterfowl; there are several ponds, including a small fishing pond. The park also includes a small buttonbush marsh and an area that has mature woods. There is an observation tower, but to get into it, you have to contact the park and make arrangements.
  • Location on Google Maps
Mohican (State Forest)
  • Location: See above link for driving directions and maps.
  • Trail map
  • Park size: 4,524 acres
  • Total trail length: 32 miles
  • Dog friendly
  • Bridle trails
  • Fishing (check the official site to see if there are any restrictions)
  • Hunting when in season with license. Please visit park web site for details.
  • At least some parts are handicap accessible
  • Camp sites
Mohican SP (State Park)
  • 3116 State Route 3, Loudonville, Ohio 44842
  • Trail map
  • Park size: 1,110 acres
  • Total trail length: 7.75 miles hiking, 24.5 mile mountain bike, (3) bridle / snowmobile trails
  • Dog friendly
  • Bridle trails
  • Fishing (check the official site to see if there are any restrictions)
  • Good site for bird watching
  • At least some parts are handicap accessible
  • Camp sites
  • Mountain bike trails
  • Restrooms
  • Boating, snowmobile trail. Working grist mill with museum
  • Campground Map
  • Map of Cottage Area
  • Park Map for Mohican SP
  • Lodge & Conference Center at Mohican SP
  • TrekOhio photos and descriptions of Mohican SP
Pine Hill (County Park)
  • Sauers Farm: 260 Township Rd 1601, Greenwich, OH 44837; Crall Woods: 263 Township Road 1601, Greenwich, OH 44837
  • GPS coordinates: N41.028721,W82.43407
  • Trail map
  • Park size: 283 acres
  • Good site for bird watching
  • Two parks in one – Crall Woods – woodland, Sauer’s Farm – demo farm
  • Location on Google Maps
  • TrekOhio photos and descriptions of Pine Hill
River Walk Natural Area (County Park)
  • 596 Township Road 1500, Ashland, Ohio 44805
  • GPS coordinates: N40.842757, W82.236657
  • Location: Note that on Google Maps, this address maps to a private residence that is east of the park. Consequently I have selected the GPS coordinates and location on Google Maps by looking at the aerial view and selecting the point where the driveway is located.
  • Trail map
  • Park size: 11 acres
  • Fishing (check the official site to see if there are any restrictions)
  • Hunting when in season with license. Please visit park web site for details.
  • Location on Google Maps
Sprinkles Serenity (County Park)
  • Location: 336 Twp Rd 581, Sullivan, Ohio 44880
  • GPS coordinates: N41.018452, W82.246021
  • Trail map
  • Park size: 103 acres
  • Location on Google Maps




Last Update: 2017-07-24 16:32:02

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