Paulding 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.

Black Swamp Nature Center (Paulding County Soil and Water Conservation District)
  • Official Site
  • Trail Map
  • Trail descriptions
  • Location:
    • 753 Fairground Dr., Paulding, Ohio 45879
    • GPS coordinates: 41.1278168, -84.5924832
    • View on Google Maps
  • Area:
    • 24 acres of woodland
    • 14 acres of wetland
    • 6 acres of old meadow
  • Unspecified mileage of total trail
  • Supported activities:
    • Good site for bird watching
  • Facilities:
    • Nature center
    • Canoe and kayak launch
Forrest Woods Nature Preserve (Black Swamp Conservancy (NGO))
  • Official Site
  • 346 acres in all
  • Supported activities:
    • Good site for bird watching
  • Facilities:
    • Permit only
  • Miscellaneous info: Contains remmant of Great Black Swamp; home to more than 30 rare, threatened and endangered species of plants and animals.

Last Update: Feb 4, 2019

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4 thoughts on “Paulding County Parks & Nature Preserves

  1. Please consider adding the Black Swamp Nature Center to your list in Paulding County. Our office maintains it. There are ponds, wetland, marsh, creek, boat ramp, dam, trails, and a building for rentals. It has about 2 miles of hiking and 51 acres of property. Thanks.

  2. I live in Antwerp. while weeding the garden tonight we found a bright green frog with a bright blue streak down its back. could not catch it but wondering of its toxic or not

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