Jackson Bog State Nature Preserve

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Jackson Bog
Jackson Bog State Nature Preserve
Map showing the location of Jackson Bog
Map showing the location of Jackson Bog
Map of Ohio
Location Stark County, Ohio
Nearest city Massillon
Coordinates 40°51′30″N 81°30′12″W / 40.85847°N 81.50341°W / 40.85847; -81.50341Coordinates: 40°51′30″N 81°30′12″W / 40.85847°N 81.50341°W / 40.85847; -81.50341
Area 58 acres (23 ha)
Established 1980
Governing body Jackson Township Local Board of Education and the Ohio Division of Natural Areas and Preserves
http://ohiodnr.com/location/dnap/jackson_bog/tabid/896/Default.aspx

Jackson Bog or Jackson Bog State Nature Preserve is a 58-acre State Nature Preserve in the U.S. state of Ohio. It is owned by the Jackson Township Local Board of Education and the Ohio Division of Natural Areas and Preserves.

The bog, which is actually a fen, or alkaline bog, lies at the foot of a dry, sandy kame. The belts of kames in this area of Stark County provide an extensive aquifer. These highly permeable gravel deposits readily absorb surface water and then hold it in staggering quantities as groundwater. Whenever this groundwater reaches the surface, artesian springs and seeps result. Springs emerge from beneath the elongated kame that borders the northern edge of the preserve.

It is located in northern Stark County near the city of Massillon, Ohio.