Ashtabula 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).




Clara D Peet Preserve (Metro Park)
  • 405 Creek Rd., Conneaut, Ohio 44030
  • GPS coordinates: N41.9194942,W80.6133841
  • Location: From I-90 E take exit 235 for OH-84/OH-193 toward N Kingsville. Turn left onto OH-193 N/OH-84 W. for about 1 mile. Continue following OH-193 N, then follow Creek Rd to Keefus Rd in Conneaut.
  • Park size: 65 acres
  • Canoeing and kayaking
  • Fishing (check the official site to see if there are any restrictions)
  • Good site for bird watching
  • There are primitive camp sites that are designed exclusively for organized youth groups (reservation required).
  • Cross country ski trails
  • There are mowed trails of unspecified length. The park is directly adjacent and upstream from a USFW preserve with parking and float launch.
  • Location on Google Maps
Conant (State Wildlife Area)
  • Location: See above link for driving directions and maps.
  • Park size: 74 acres
  • Hunting when in season with license. Please visit park web site for details.
  • Wildlife Area Map for Conant
Conneaut (State Wildlife Area)
  • Location: See above link for driving directions and maps.
  • Park size: 86 acres
  • Hunting when in season with license. Please visit park web site for details.
  • Includes 55 acre Conneaut Swamp State Nature Preserve
  • Wildlife Area Map for Conneaut
Dorset (State Wildlife Area)
  • Location: See above link for driving directions and maps.
  • Park size: 1,080 acres
  • Hunting when in season with license. Please visit park web site for details.
  • Wildlife Area Map for Dorset
Friends of Conneaut Creek Park (Metro Park)
  • 27 Blakeslee Road, Conneaut, Ohio 44030
  • GPS coordinates: N41.900236,W80.5616418,
  • Park size: 79 acres
  • Total trail length: There is a primitive, loop trail, but the length is not specified.
  • Fishing (check the official site to see if there are any restrictions)
  • Good site for bird watching
  • Cross country ski trails
  • No restrooms are provided.
  • Habitats include a wetland in the flood plain of Conneaut Creek (a designated Ohio Wild and Scenic River), upland mixed woodland, and meadow. There is a steep, high bank overlooking the creek area below. And the foundation of a pre-1800 homestead lies within the park. The park also features a butterfly garden with seating. At least 15 species of warblers have been spotted in the park.
  • Location on Google Maps
Geneva (State Park)
  • 4499 Padanarum Road, Geneva, OH
  • Trail map
  • Park size: 698 acres
  • Total trail length: 6 miles
  • Dog friendly
  • Fishing (check the official site to see if there are any restrictions)
  • Archery range
  • Hunting when in season with license. Please visit park web site for details.
  • Good site for bird watching
  • Camp sites
  • Cross country ski trails
  • Restrooms
  • Swimming (300 ft beach), boating, snowmobile trail
  • Campground Map
  • Hunting Map
  • Park Map for Geneva
  • Lodge & Conference Center at Geneva
  • TrekOhio photos and descriptions of Geneva
Harpersfield Covered Bridge Metropark (Metro Park)
  • GPS coordinates: N41.755626,W80.944347
  • Location: From Interstate 90 exit 218, head south on State Route 534 approximately 0.2 miles. Turn right (south) on Harpersfield Road (C-154) and continue 0.9 miles to the bridge.
  • Canoeing and kayaking
  • Fishing (check the official site to see if there are any restrictions)
  • Good site for bird watching
  • Restrooms
  • At 228 feet in length, this is the third longest covered bridge in Ohio. A flood in 1913 washed away the north end of the bridge which was replaced by a steel span bridge. The adjoining Metropark has an activity field, woodlands, covered pavilions with picnic tables, and a popular bait and gift shop. Friends of the Harpersfield Metropark host periodic events.
  • The county’s visitors’ bureau suggests that walking the trail along the river can provide hours of wildlife viewing opportunities. Among the birds that you might see are the great blue heron, the green heron, and a variety of duck species.
  • Location on Google Maps
  • TrekOhio photos and descriptions of Harpersfield Covered Bridge Metropark
Hatches Corners (Metro Park)
  • 5467 Center Rd., Conneaut, Ohio 44030
  • GPS coordinates: N41.8748339,W80.5746938
  • Park size: 202 acres
  • Total trail length: 3.08 miles
  • Bridle trails
  • Good site for bird watching
  • No restrooms are provided.
  • Habitats include wetland, meadows and patches of forest. There are seven breeding spots for birds on the property. Birds spotted at the park include scarlet tanager, yellow-bellied sapsucker, ovenbird, wood thrush, and brown creeper. Five species of salamander have also been documented. An additional trail is planned on the western boundary of the part within a power easment which will add over 3.5 miles of additional hiking and bridle trails.
  • Brochure
  • Location on Google Maps
Lampson Rervoir (Metro Park)
  • 1259 Route 307, Jefferson Twp, Ohio 44047
  • GPS coordinates: N41.752374, W80.798581
  • Trail descriptions
  • Park size: 100 acres
  • Total trail length: There are primitive trails, but no mileage is specified.
  • Canoeing and kayaking
  • Fishing (check the official site to see if there are any restrictions)
  • Good site for bird watching
  • Restrooms (Portable restroom)
  • Habitats include mixed woodland and wetland. A cross-country ski trail is planned for the future.
  • Location on Google Maps
Morgan Swamp Preserve (Nature Conservancy)
  • Location: See above link for driving directions and maps.
  • Park size: 1,300 acres
  • At least some parts are handicap accessible
  • Trail
New Lyme (State Wildlife Area)
  • Location: See above link for driving directions and maps.
  • Park size: 720 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.
  • Wildlife Area Map for New Lyme
Orwell (State Wildlife Area)
  • Location: See above link for driving directions and maps.
  • Park size: 197 acres
  • Hunting when in season with license. Please visit park web site for details.
  • Wildlife Area Map for Orwell
Pallister (State Nature Preserve)
  • Park size: 85 acres
  • Permit required
  • In Rome and Hartsgrove Townships
  • Location (3rd party) – map
Pymatuning (State Park)
  • 6100 Pymatuning Lake Road, Andover, OH 44003
  • Park size: Park: 3,512 acres, Lake: 14,000 acres
  • Total trail length: 1.75 miles
  • Dog friendly
  • 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
  • Camp sites
  • Cross country ski trails
  • Restrooms
  • Swimming (350 ft beach), boating
  • Campground Map
  • Map of Cottage Area
  • Park Map for Pymatuning
Rome Preserve (State Nature Preserve)
  • Park size: 74 acres
  • Permit required
  • Contact Ohio Dept. of Natural Resources for a PERMIT and preserve information
Turkey Creek (Metro Park)
  • GPS coordinates: N41.943621, W80.529428
  • Park size: 602 acres
  • Total trail length: 0 miles
  • Fishing (check the official site to see if there are any restrictions)
  • The park appears to be undeveloped. There does not even appear to be off-road parking. However, the park contain 3 miles of Turkey Creek which is supposed to offer exceptional trout fishing.
  • Location on Google Maps
Western Reserve Greenway (Bike Path)
  • Transits: See above link for driving directions and maps.
  • Trail map
  • Total trail length: 43 miles
William C. McCoy Preserve (State Nature Preserve)
  • Park size: 107 acres
  • Permit required
  • Contact Ohio Dept. of Natural Resources for a PERMIT and preserve information




Last Update: 2017-09-12 16:19:47

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