Pickaway 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.


A.W. Marion (State Park)
  • Official Site
  • Trail Map
  • Campground Map
  • Park Map
  • Posts at TrekOhio
  • Main Entrance:
    • 7317 Warner Huffer Road, Circleville, Ohio
    • GPS coordinates: 39.6319096, -82.8893529
    • View on Google Maps
  • Boat ramp:
    • Warner-Huffer Rd. & Catherine Blvd., Circleville, Ohio 43113
    • GPS coordinates: 39.6273274, -82.8842217
    • View on Google Maps
  • Campground:
    • 8498 Township Hwy 77, Circleville, Ohio 43113
    • GPS coordinates: 39.6346865, -82.8761321
    • View on Google Maps
  • 309 acres in all
  • 6 miles of total trail
  • Supported activities:
    • Fishing
    • Hunting
    • Camping
    • Sledding
    • Bringing your dog
    • Low-horsepower boating (depending on the park, this may mean boats with electric motors, boats whose motors do not exceed a specific horsepower, or boats with any horsepower motor as long as no wake is generated; check the official site for details)
    • Ice skating
  • Miscellaneous info: Boats are restricted to electric motors. Although there is no beach, boaters may swim off their boats in a corner of the lake that’s shown on the park map. | There is a dog swimming beach.
Calamus Swamp (Columbus Audubon Preserve)
  • Official Site
  • Location:
    • 9 OH-104, Circleville, Ohio 43113
    • GPS coordinates: 39.5842629, -83.0026279
    • View on Google Maps
  • 19 acres in all
  • Unspecified mileage of boardwalk encircling the wetland
  • Supported activities:
    • Good site for bird watching
  • Facilities:
    • Boardwalk
  • Miscellaneous info: The terrain is a kettle hole formed by glaciation. Many species of bird stop by during migration.
Deer Creek SP (State Park)
Deer Creek Wildlife Area (State Wildlife Area)
  • Official Site
  • Map for Fishing
  • Wildlife Area Map
  • Location:
    • GPS coordinates: 39.6400126, -83.2715176
    • View on Google Maps
  • Area:
    • 4,220 acres in all
    • 1,000 acre crop land
  • Supported activities:
    • Fishing
    • Hunting
    • Good site for bird watching
    • Boating with high horsepower motors
  • Miscellaneous info: Mobility impaired individuals with a permit for Electric Powered All Purpose Vehicles (EPAPV) may drive their vehicles on designated access roads.
Mackey Ford Wildlife Area (State Wildlife Area)
  • Official Site
  • Wildlife Area Map
  • Location:
    • US-23 & Duvall Road, Lockbourne, Ohio 43137 (estimated using Google Maps)
    • GPS coordinates: 39.7757374, -83.0027658
    • View on Google Maps
  • 200 acres in all
  • Supported activities:
    • Fishing
    • Hunting
    • Good site for bird watching
  • Miscellaneous info: Dog training and exercise is permitted in the wildlife area between September 1 to April 30 each year.
Slate Run Living Historical Farm (Metro Park)
  • Official Site
  • Park Map
  • Trail descriptions
  • Location:
    • 1375 State Route 674 N., Canal Winchester, Ohio 43110
    • GPS coordinates: 39.7637382, -82.8532754
    • View on Google Maps
  • 11.8 miles of total trail
  • Facilities:
    • Historic farm
  • Miscellaneous info: Operating 19th century style farm
Stage’s Pond (State Nature Preserve)
  • Official Site
  • Location:
    • 4792 Hagerty Road, Ashville, Ohio
    • GPS coordinates: 39.669896, -82.935584
    • View on Google Maps
  • 178 acres in all
  • 3.3 miles of total trail
  • Miscellaneous info: Kettle pond, trails

Last Update: Jun 22, 2018






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