List of protected areas of Ohio

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This list of protected areas of Ohio includes national forest lands, Army Corps of Engineers areas, state parks, state forests, state nature preserves, state wildlife management areas, and other areas.

Federal Lands[edit]

The Towpath Trail is a popular attraction of the Cuyahoga Valley National Park

National Park Service, Department of the Interior[edit]

U.S. Forest Service, Department of Agriculture[edit]

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior[edit]

Army Corps of Engineers, Department of Defense[edit]

State Lands[edit]

State Parks[edit]

Park Name   County or Counties   Area in acres    Area in km2  
A. W. Marion State Park Pickaway County 454 1.84
Adams Lake State Park Adams County 96 0.39
Alum Creek State Park Delaware County 8,017 32.44
Barkcamp State Park Bellmont County 1,122 4.54
Beaver Creek State Park Columbiana County 2,726 11.06
Blue Rock State Park Muskingum County 337 1.36
Buck Creek State Park Clark County 4,016 16.25
Buckeye Lake State Park Fairfield County and Perry County 3,349 13.55
Burr Oak State Park Athens and Morgan Counties 2593 10.49
Caesar Creek State Park Warren, Clinton and Greene Counties 7,941 32.13
Catawba Island State Park Ottawa County 677 2.73
Cowan Lake State Park Clinton County 1,775 7.18
Crane Creek State Park Ottawa County 42 0.17
Deer Creek State Park Madison County 3,564 14.35
Delaware State Park Delaware County 3,016 12.20
Dillon State Park Muskingum County 3,845 15.56
East Fork State Park Clermont County 7,030 28.45
East Harbor State Park Ottawa County 1,831 7.41
Findley State Park Lorain County 931 3.77
Forked Run State Park Meigs County 893 3.61
Geneva State Park Ashtabula County 698 2.82
Grand Lake St. Marys State Park Auglaize County 14,091 57.02
Great Seal State Park Ross County 1,864 7.54
Guilford Lake State Park Columbiana County 489 1.98
Harrison Lake State Park Fulton County 247 1.00
Headlands Beach State Park Lake County 120 0.48
Hocking Hills State Park Hocking County 2,373 9.60
Hueston Woods State Park Butler and Preble Counties 3596 14.55
Independence Dam State Park Defiance County 591 2.39
Indian Lake State Park Logan County 6,600 26.71
Jackson Lake State Park Jackson County 349 1.41
Jefferson Lake State Park Jefferson County 962 3.89
John Bryan State Park Greene County 752 3.04
Kelleys Island State Park Erie County 677 2.73
Kiser Lake State Park Champaign County 927 3.75
Lake Alma State Park Vinton County 352 1.42
Lake Hope State Park Vinton County 3,103 12.56
Lake Logan State Park Hocking County 718 2.91
Lake Loramie State Park Auglaize County 2,062 8.34
Lake White State Park Pike County 429 1.74
Little Miami State Park Hamilton, Clermont, Warren and Greene Counties 707 2.86
Madison Lake State Park Madison County 182 0.74
Malabar Farm State Park Richland County 878 3.55
Mary Jane Thurston State Park Henry County 591 2.39
Maumee Bay State Park Lucas County 1,436 5.81
Mohican State Park Ashland and Holmes Counties 1,115 4.51
Mosquito Lake State Park Trumbull County 6,483 26.24
Mount Gilead State Park Morrow County 181 0.73
Nelson Kennedy Ledges State Park Portage County 167 0.67
Oak Point State Park Ottawa County 677 2.73
Paint Creek State Park Ross County 6,842 27.67
Pike Lake State Park Ross County 600 2.43
Portage Lakes State Park Summit County 2,475 10.02
Punderson State Park Geauga County 891 3.61
Pymatuning State Park Ashtabula County 3,512 14.21
Quail Hollow State Park Stark County 703 2.84
Rocky Fork State Park Highland County 3,464 14.02
Salt Fork State Park Guernsey County 20,181 81.67
Scioto Trail State Park Ross County 248 1.00
Shawnee State Park Scioto County 1163 4.71
South Bass Island State Park Ottawa County 677 2.73
Spiegel Grove State Park
Stonelick State Park Clermont County 1,258 5.09
Strouds Run State Park Athens County 2,606 10.54
Sycamore State Park Montgomery County 2,389 9.67
Tar Hollow State Park Hocking County 619 2.51
Tinker's Creek State Park Geauga County 370 1.50
Van Buren State Park Hancock County 296 1.20
West Branch State Park Portage County 8,002 32.38
Wolf Run State Park Noble County 1,266 5.12

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State Memorials[edit]

State Forests[edit]

State Wildlife Management Areas[edit]

State Nature Preserves[edit]


The Cleveland Metroparks' South Chagrin Reservation in autumn

A number of regional park districts have been organized in Ohio:

Other significant local areas[edit]


  • Art Weber. Ohio State Parks. Saginaw, Michigan: Glovebox Guidebooks, 1995. ISBN 1-881139-04-2.

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