Preble 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).




Allen & Adaline Garber Nature Center (County Park)
  • 9691 State Route 503 North, Lewisburg, OH
  • GPS coordinates: N39.881099 W84.547445
  • Location: The park is located 2 miles north of Lewisburg, Ohio.
  • Park size: 100 acres, but 65 acres are still farmed to raise revenue for the park. However 33 acres is forest with trails.
  • Total trail length: 1.75 miles
  • Location on Google Maps
Hueston Woods (State Nature Preserve)
  • 6301 Park Office Rd., College Corner, OH 45003
  • GPS coordinates: N39.574436 W84.76141
  • Location: The nature preserve is within Hueston Woods State Park on the west side of Acton Lake. Check the link to the Google Map.
  • Park size: 200 acres
  • Total trail length: 3 miles
  • Old growth maple–beech flower; excellent spring wildflowers
  • Location on Google Maps
Hueston Woods SP (State Park)
  • 5201 Lodge Road, College Corner, OH 45003
  • GPS coordinates: N39.571756 W84.741004
  • Trail map
  • Park size: Nearly 3000 acres, including 625–acre Acton Lake.
  • Total trail length: 16.6 miles of hiking trails, 18 miles of bridle trails, 12 miles of mountain bike trails
  • Dog friendly (Not on beach)
  • Bridle trails
  • 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.
  • The park has about 150 species of resident birds. Among other programs the nature center offers birding walks.
  • Handicap accessible: Fishing pier on the west shore is wheelchair accessible.
  • Camp sites
  • Mountain bike trails
  • Cross country ski trails
  • Restrooms
  • Hueston Woods State Park has a lodge, cottages, and seasonal camping. Leashed pets are permitted in the campgrounds with the exception of the camper cabins and yurt. There is also an equestrian camp. The state park facilities include a disc golf course and paintball field. The Nature Center offers programs and houses a cougar and bobcat. Deer hunting with bow and primitive weapons are permitted in season with a valid license. Waterfowl and raccoon hunting is allowed with a permit.
  • Winter recreation includes sledding, cross country skiing, ice skating, ice fishing, and ice boating (weather permitting).
  • Sledding hill
  • Campground Map
  • Park Map for Hueston Woods SP
  • Lodge & Conference Center at Hueston Woods SP
  • Golf Course Map for Hueston Woods SP
  • Location on Google Maps
Rush Run Wildlife Area (State Wildlife Area)
  • GPS coordinates: N39.595967 W84.612939
  • Location: Rush Run Wildlife Area is located in SW Ohio, 14 miles northwest of Middletown near the village of Somerville. See the link to Google Maps for precise location and directions.
  • Park size: 1174 acres, including a 54 acre lake.
  • 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
  • Half of the wildlife area is wooded. The rest includes meadows, cropland, and land fields that are in the process of reverting to woodland.
  • There is a boat ramp; boats on the lake are restricted to electric motors.
  • There is a designated shotgun–only target area, year–round dog training area, and several nature trails of unspecified length.
  • Wildlife Area Map for Rush Run Wildlife Area
  • Location on Google Maps
Woodlands Trails Wildlife Area (State Wildlife Area)
  • GPS coordinates: N39.666888 W84.672554
  • Location: Woodlands Trails Wildlife Area is seven miles south of Eaton near the town of Camden. See the link to Google Maps for precise location and directions.
  • Park size: 710 acres
  • Hunting when in season with license. Please visit park web site for details.
  • Good site for bird watching
  • About two–thirds of the area is wooded. A portion of the area is rugged terrain with deep ravines. The other third of the wildlife area is open land with a mixture of meadows and shrubs.
  • Wildlife Area Map for Woodlands Trails Wildlife Area
  • Location on Google Maps




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

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