Clark 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).

Buck Creek (State Park)
  • 1901 Buck Creek Lane, Springfield, OH 45502
  • Trail map
  • Park size: 1,896–acre park, plus a 2,120–acre lake
  • Total trail length: 9.5 miles of hiking trails, 7.5 miles of bridle trails
  • Dog friendly
  • Bridle trails
  • 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.
  • Handicap accessible: One cabin is wheelchair accessible; there is also a fishing pier that is wheelchair accessible.
  • Camp sites
  • Cross country ski trails
  • Restrooms
  • Boating with unlimited horsepower is allowed. Facilities include a 2400–foot beach and disc golf course. There are volleyball and basketball courts, tetherball and horseshoe pits as well as shuffleboard and playground equipment. During the winter, snow mobiles may use the bridal trail; Other winter activities include sledding, cross–country skiing, and ice fishing weather permitting.
  • Campground Map
  • Map of Cottage Area
  • Park Map for Buck Creek
Crabill Fen (State Nature Preserve)
  • Park size: 31 acres
  • Permit required
  • Contact Ohio Dept. of Natural Resources for a PERMIT and preserve information
Davidson Interpretive Center (County Park)
  • 5638 Lower Valley Pike, Springfield, Ohio
  • GPS coordinates: N39.907399,W83.914733
  • This park commemorates the 1780 Battle of Peckuwe, the largest battle of the American Revolution fought west of the Alleghenies which also opened up the Northwest territories for American settlers. The park is the site of a historic Shawnee village and a museum about Shawnee life and the 1780 battle.
  • Location on Google Maps
Estel Wenrick Wetlands (County Park)
  • 2855 Union Rd., Medway, OH 45341
  • GPS coordinates: N39.883141,W83.993622
  • Park size: 255 acres
  • Good site for bird watching
  • These wetlands are the site of a large rookery for blue herons (a “heronry”). Trails wind through the area. Among the many species of plants found here is the endangered Eastern Prairie Fringe Orchid.
  • Location on Google Maps
  • TrekOhio photos and descriptions of Estel Wenrick Wetlands
Gallagher Fen (State Nature Preserve)
  • Location: Located south of Old Columbus Road, east of Springfield between Bird Road and Redmond Road.
  • Park size: 213 acres
  • Total trail length: about 2 miles
  • Trail and boardwalk. Oak / hickory woodland with a prairie fen.
  • TrekOhio photos and descriptions of Gallagher Fen
George Rogers Clark Park (County Park)
  • 936 South Tecumseh Road, Springfield, OH 45506
  • GPS coordinates: N39.908362,W83.911622
  • Trail map
  • Park size: 250 acres
  • Total trail length: 5 miles
  • Dog friendly
  • Fishing (check the official site to see if there are any restrictions)
  • Restrooms
  • This historic site commemorates the 1780 battle of the American Revolution in which American Colonel George Rogers Clark attacked a British stockade and the British allies, the Shawnee Indians. In addition to the historic significance of the site, there are nature trails. At Hosterman Lake people of all ages can fish without a license; you can also take non-motorized boats onto the lake.
  • Location on Google Maps
Prairie Road Fen (State Nature Preserve)
  • Park size: 94 acres
  • Permit required
  • Contact Ohio Dept. of Natural Resources for a PERMIT and preserve information

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

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