Henry 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).




Independence Dam (State Park)
  • 27722 State Route 424, Defiance, OH 43512–9085
  • Park size: 525 acres
  • Total trail length: 3 miles
  • Dog friendly
  • Fishing (check the official site to see if there are any restrictions)
  • Good site for bird watching
  • At least some parts are handicap accessible
  • Cross country ski trails
  • Restrooms
  • Boating, disc golf
  • Park Map for Independence Dam
Mary Jane Thurston (State Park)
  • 1466 State Route 65, McClure, Ohio 43534
  • Park size: 591 acres
  • Total trail length: Hike: 5+ 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.
  • Camp sites
  • Cross country ski trails
  • Restrooms
  • Boating, sledding
  • Campground Map
  • Park Map for Mary Jane Thurston
Maumee (State Forest)
  • Location: See above link for driving directions and maps.
  • Trail map
  • Park size: 3,103 acres
  • Total trail length: 2 miles + 66 (firelanes) + 8 miles (bridle / hiking) + 7 miles (APV / Mtn bike)
  • Bridle trails
  • Hunting when in season with license. Please visit park web site for details.
  • Mountain bike trails
  • APV / snowmobile / mountain bike trails




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

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