Shelby 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).



Bornhorst Woods (County Park)
  • Location: See above link for driving directions and maps.
  • Park size: 10 acres
Gross Memorial Woods (State Nature Preserve)
  • 19575 Botkins Road, Jackson Center, Ohio 45334
  • Location: See above link for driving directions and maps.
  • Park size: 49 acres
  • Good site for bird watching
  • Wildflowers, bird watching
Lake Loramie (State Park)
  • 4401 Ft. Loramie Swanders Road, Minster, Ohio 45865–9311
  • Park size: 407 acres
  • Total trail length: 8 miles
  • Dog friendly (Not on beach)
  • 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
  • Camping (WiFi), boating, swimming (600 ft beach), snowmobiling, sledding
  • Campground Map
  • Park Map for Lake Loramie
Lockington Locks (Ohio Historical Society)
  • GPS coordinates: N40.209444, W84.243889
  • Location: See above link for driving directions and maps.
  • Park size: 45 acres
  • Miami and Erie canal locks. Wikipedia article.
Lockington Reserve (County Park)
  • Location: See above link for driving directions and maps.
  • Park size: 200 acres
  • Fishing (check the official site to see if there are any restrictions)
  • Trails
Miami-Erie Canal Trail (County Park)
  • Location: See above link for driving directions and maps.
  • Mountain bike trails
  • Canal Towpath being cleared for hiking / mountain bikes. See web site for status
Tawawa Civic Park (City Park)
  • Location: See above link for driving directions and maps.
  • Trail map
  • Park size: 220 acres
  • Fishing (check the official site to see if there are any restrictions)


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

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