Marion 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).

Big Island Wildlife Area (State Wildlife Area)
  • Park size: 5,872 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 Big Island Wildlife Area
Greenspur (County)
  • GPS coordinates: N40.489211,W83.19
  • Location: SR 203 – 2.5 mi north of Prospect
  • Park size: 7 acres
Killdeer Plains (State Wildlife Area)
  • GPS coordinates: N40.714606, W83.299584
  • Location: Wyandot County Road 115 provides access from State Route 294, two miles west of Harpster, and from State Route 309, eight miles west of Marion. State Routes 67 and 294 border the area on the west and north.
  • Park size: 9,230 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
  • Restrooms
  • Sportsman Service Center
  • More information from the Western Cayahoga Audubon Society.
  • Wildlife Area Map for Killdeer Plains
  • Location on Google Maps
Marion Tallgrass Park (Bike Path)
  • 2093 Holland Rd W, Marion, OH 43302
  • GPS coordinates: N40.592855,W83.185365
  • Transits: 2093 Holland Rd (W of Marion) to Hardin County Line
  • Total trail length: 12 miles (when finished)
  • Paved multi-use trail
Myers Woods (County)
  • GPS coordinates: N40.701659,W83.234911
  • Location: Marion-Wyandot Rd – between Stauffer Rd & Prospect-Upper Sandusky Rd
  • Park size: 5 acres
Terradise Nature Preserve (County)
  • GPS coordinates: N40.616526,W82.972577
  • Location: Go west on Marion Williamsport Rd past its intersection with SR-746. Marion Williamsport Rd. dead ends at the park near the picnic shelter.
  • Park size: 14 acres
  • Good site for bird watching
  • Location on Google Maps

Last Update: 2016-04-26 20:25:48

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4 thoughts on “Marion County Parks & Nature Preserves”

  1. Wayne says:

    Do you have any suggestions for off-road (dirt path) bicycling? I live near Caledonia.
    Thank you for your help.

    1. Bob Platt says:

      I’m not a mountain biker, but judging by the number of bikers passing us on the trails at Sells Park / Stroud’s Run State Park, the trails around Athens are quite popular. Somewhat closer, Alum Creek State Park has a network of mountain bike trails.

  2. Steve says:

    Terradise Nature Preserve is actually located at SR 746/Marion Willimasport Road (not SR 749 as it is appears) on the Marion County Nature Parks & Preserves main page.

    Thought you would like to know. Nice site, by the way!


    1. Deb Platt says:

      Steve, thanks for correction on the location, and for your kinds words about the site.

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