Wayne 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).




Barnes Preserve (County Park)
  • Location: See above link for driving directions and maps.
  • Trail map
  • Park size: 76 acres
Brown’s Lake Bog (State Nature Preserve)
  • Brown Rd, Shreve, OH 44676
  • GPS coordinates: N40.682950, W82.067567
  • Location: Located in Wayne County 2 miles west of Shreve on Brown Rd. A parking area is on the south side of the road next to the preserve sign.
  • Park size: 80 acres
  • Total trail length: 1 mile
  • Location on Google Maps
Brown’s Lake Bog Preserve (Nature Conservancy)
  • Location: See above link for driving directions and maps.
  • Park size: 80 acres
Freedlander Park (City Park)
  • 400 Hillside Dr., Wooster, OH
  • Park size: 29 acres
  • Total trail length: No trails
  • Fishing (check the official site to see if there are any restrictions)
  • Restrooms
  • Disc golf, swimming pools, astronomical observatory
Funk Bottoms (State Wildlife Area)
  • Location: See above link for driving directions and maps.
  • Park size: 1,498 acres
  • Hunting when in season with license. Please visit park web site for details.
  • Good site for bird watching
  • Wildlife Area Map for Funk Bottoms
Johnson Woods (State Nature Preserve)
  • 13240 Fox Lake Rd., Marshallville, Ohio 44645
  • GPS coordinates: N40.888750, W81.744283
  • Location: Located in Wayne County about 4 miles north of Orrville on SR 57, then 1 mile east on Fox Lake Road.
  • Park size: 205 acres
  • Total trail length: 1 mile
  • Old growth forest
  • Location on Google Maps
  • TrekOhio photos and descriptions of Johnson Woods
Killbuck Marsh (State Wildlife Area)
  • GPS coordinates: N40.700697,W82.004946
  • Location: See above link for driving directions and maps.
  • Park size: 5,671 acres
  • Total trail length: 4 miles
  • 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
  • Walking trail for wildlife observation (former rail line)
  • Wildlife Area Map for Killbuck Marsh
  • Location on Google Maps
  • TrekOhio photos and descriptions of Killbuck Marsh
Secrest Arboretum (Botanical Garden)
  • Location: See above link for driving directions and maps.
  • Trail map
  • Park size: 115 acres
  • Restrooms
  • Located on campus of OSU Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center
Shreve Lake (State Wildlife Area)
  • Location: See above link for driving directions and maps.
  • Park size: 228 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.
  • Fishing Map for Shreve Lake
  • Enhanced Fishing Map for Shreve Lake
  • TrekOhio photos and descriptions of Shreve Lake
Wooster Memorial Park (Spangler Park) (City Park)
  • 5305 Silver Rd., Wooster, Ohio 44691
  • GPS coordinates: N40.810862, W82.029245
  • Location: The park's main entrance is a short distance north of US-250 on Silver Rd. An alternative parking lot is located at the intersection of Jefferson and Silver Roads, west of Wooster, off U.S. 250.
  • Trail map
  • Park size: 373 acres
  • Total trail length: 9.3 miles
  • Restrooms
  • Hiking on primitive of trails through pristine woodlands; the park has park paviliions, scenic overlooks, fall color and spring wildflowers. Friends of the park offer organized, group hikes.
  • Location on Google Maps




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

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