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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

Ohio and Erie Canal Towpath Trail Section
The Towpath Trail is a popular attraction of the Cuyahoga Valley National Park

National Park Service, Department of the Interior

U.S. Forest Service, Department of Agriculture

  • Wayne National Forest

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

Army Corps of Engineers, Department of Defense

State lands

State parks

Name County Size Image Notes
acres km2
A. W. Marion State Park Pickaway 454 1.84 A.W. Marion State Park (43438292384).jpg
Adams Lake State Park Adams 96 0.39 Adams lake trail.JPG
Alum Creek State Park Delaware 8,017 32.44 Alum Creek State Park fall colors.jpg
Barkcamp State Park Belmont 1,122 4.54 Barkcamp.JPG
Beaver Creek State Park Columbiana 2,726 11.06 Thomas J. Malone Covered Bridge.jpg
Blue Rock State Park Muskingum 337 1.36 Blue Rock State Park Cutler Lake beach.JPG
Buck Creek State Park Clark 4,016 16.25 Gfp-ohio-buck-creek-state-park-marina.jpg
Buckeye Lake State Park Fairfield, Perry 3,349 13.55
Burr Oak State Park Athens, Morgan 2593 10.49
Caesar Creek State Park Warren, Clinton, Greene 7,941 32.13
Catawba Island State Park Ottawa 677 2.73
Cowan Lake State Park Clinton 1,775 7.18 Cowan lake-kmf.JPG
Deer Creek State Park Fayette, Pickaway 3,564 14.35 The Shack - Harding Cabin.jpg
Delaware State Park Delaware 3,016 12.20 DSC 0355 (2)Delaware State Park.jpg
Dillon State Park Muskingum 3,845 15.56
East Fork State Park Clermont 7,030 28.45 ElkLickMound.JPG
East Harbor State Park Ottawa 1,831 7.41 East Harbor Lake Erie View.jpg
Findley State Park Lorain 931 3.77
Forked Run State Park Meigs 893 3.61
Geneva State Park Ashtabula 698 2.82 Lighthouse P6300428.jpg
Grand Lake St. Marys State Park Auglaize 14,091 57.02
Great Seal State Park Ross 1,864 7.54
Guilford Lake State Park Columbiana 489 1.98
Harrison Lake State Park Fulton 247 1.00
Headlands Beach State Park Lake 120 0.48 Headlands Beach (14231171650).jpg
Hocking Hills State Park Hocking 2,373 9.60 Ash cave, Hocking Hills (13899416054) (2).jpg
Hueston Woods State Park Butler, Preble 3596 14.55 ActonLake.jpg
Independence Dam State Park Defiance 591 2.39 Maumee River 2.jpg
Indian Lake State Park Logan 6,600 26.71 Indian Lake State Park, Ohio (192786966).jpg
Jackson Lake State Park Jackson 349 1.41 Jackson Lake from causeway.jpg
Jefferson Lake State Park Jefferson 962 3.89
John Bryan State Park Greene 752 3.04 Little Miami River through Clifton Gorge.JPG
Kelleys Island State Park Erie 677 2.73 Kelleys Island State Park Entrance.jpg
Kiser Lake State Park Champaign 927 3.75
Lake Alma State Park Vinton 352 1.42 Lake Alma State Park (37452057571).jpg
Lake Hope State Park Vinton 3,103 12.56 Hope furnace.JPG
Lake Logan State Park Hocking 718 2.91 Lake Logan State Park (43679589350).jpg
Lake Loramie State Park Auglaize 2,062 8.34 Lake Loramie.jpg
Lake White State Park Pike 429 1.74 Lake white .jpg
Little Miami State Park Hamilton, Clermont, Warren, Greene 707 2.86
Madison Lake State Park Madison 182 0.74 Madison Lake State Park London Ohio.jpg
Malabar Farm State Park Richland 878 3.55 Malabar Farm Big House.jpg
Mary Jane Thurston State Park Henry 591 2.39 MJTSP quay in Damascus Township.jpg
Maumee Bay State Park Lucas 1,436 5.81 P5250060 MaumeeBaySP NatureCtr (boardwalk).jpg
Mohican State Park Ashland, Holmes 1,115 4.51 Covered Bridge at Mohican State Park - panoramio.jpg
Mosquito Lake State Park Trumbull 6,483 26.24
Mount Gilead State Park Morrow 181 0.73 Mount-gilead-ohio-park.jpg
Nelson Kennedy Ledges State Park Portage 167 0.67
Oak Point State Park Ottawa 677 2.73
Paint Creek State Park Ross 6,842 27.67 PCSP14.JPG
Pike Lake State Park Ross 600 2.43 PikeLake3.JPG
Portage Lakes State Park Summit 2,475 10.02
Punderson State Park Geauga 891 3.61 Punderson State Park.jpg
Pymatuning State Park Ashtabula 3,512 14.21 Pymantuninglillypad.jpg
Quail Hollow State Park Stark 703 2.84
Rocky Fork State Park Highland 3,464 14.02 RockyFork3.JPG
Salt Fork State Park Guernsey 20,181 81.67
Scioto Trail State Park Ross 248 1.00
Shawnee State Park Scioto 1163 4.71 ShawneeGolfCourseJuly2007.JPG
South Bass Island State Park Ottawa 677 2.73
Spiegel Grove State Park Sandusky 25
Stonelick State Park Clermont 1,258 5.09 StonelickStatePark3.JPG
Strouds Run State Park Athens 2,606 10.54 Vistapoint.jpg
Sycamore State Park Montgomery 2,389 9.67
Tar Hollow State Park Hocking 619 2.51 Tar Hollow State Park (48717221442).jpg
Tinker's Creek State Park Geauga 370 1.50
Van Buren State Park Hancock 296 1.20 Picnic area at Ohio's Van Buren State Park.JPG
West Branch State Park Portage 8,002 32.38
Wolf Run State Park Noble 1,266 5.12

State memorials

State forests

  • Blue Rock State Forest - 4,572 acres (19 km2)
  • Brush Creek State Forest - ca. 12,000 acres (49 km2)
  • Dean State Forest - 2,745 acres (10 km2)
  • Fernwood State Forest - 2,107 acres (9 km2)
  • Gifford State Forest - 320 acres (1.3 km2); Athens County
  • Harrison State Forest - 1,345 acres (5 km2)
  • Hocking State Forest - 9,374 acres (38 km2)
  • Maumee State Forest - 3,068 acres (12 km2)
  • Mohican-Memorial State Forest - 4,192 acres (17 km2); Ashland County
  • Perry State Forest - 4,567 acres (18 km2); Perry County
  • Pike State Forest - 11,621 acres (47 km2)
  • Richland Furnace State Forest - 2,343 acres (9 km2)
  • Scioto Trail State Forest - 9,371 acres (38 km2)
  • Shade River State Forest - 2,601 acres (11 km2); Meigs County
  • Shawnee State Forest - 59,603 acres (241 km2); Scioto and Adams Counties
  • Sunfish Creek State Forest - 637 acres (2.6 km2)
  • Tar Hollow State Forest - 16,126 acres (65 km2)
  • Vinton Furnace State Experimental Forest - 15,849 acres (64.14 km2)
  • Waterloo State Forest (administered by Zaleski State Forest); Athens County
  • Yellow Creek State Forest - 756 acres (3.1 km2)
  • Zaleski State Forest - 26,313 acres (107 km2); Athens and Vinton Counties

State wildlife management areas

  • Fox Lake Wildlife Management Area (Athens County)
  • Highlandtown Wildlife Area (Columbiana County, Washington Township)
  • Milan State Wildlife Area
  • Sunday Creek Wildlife Management Area (Athens County)
  • Tiffin River Wildlife Area (Fulton County)
  • Trimble Wildlife Management Area (Athens County)
  • Turkey Ridge Wildlife Area (Vinton County)
  • Waterloo Wildlife Research Station (Athens County)
  • Wolf Creek Wildlife Management Area (Morgan County)

State nature preserves

  • Acadia Cliffs State Nature Preserve
  • Adams Lake Prairie State Nature Preserve
  • Audubon Islands State Nature Preserve
  • Aurora Sanctuary State Nature Preserve
  • Baker Woods State Nature Preserve
  • Bigelow Cemetery Prairie State Nature Preserve
  • Blackhand Gorge State Nature Preserve
  • Boord State Nature Preserve
  • Brown's Lake Bog State Nature Preserve
  • Burton Wetlands State Nature Preserve
  • Caesar Creek Gorge State Nature Preserve
  • Carmean Woods State Nature Preserve
  • Cedar Bog State Nature Preserve
  • Chaparral Prairie State Nature Preserve
  • Clear Creek State Nature Preserve
  • Clear Fork Gorge State Nature Preserve
  • Clifton Gorge State Nature Preserve
  • Collier State Nature Preserve
  • Compass Plant Prairie State Nature Preserve
  • Conkle's Hollow State Nature Preserve
  • Conneaut Swamp State Nature Preserve
  • Cranberry Bog State Nature Preserve
  • Crooked Run State Nature Preserve
  • Culberson Woods State Nature Preserve
  • Davey Woods State Nature Preserve
  • Davis Memorial State Nature Preserve
  • Drew Woods State Nature Preserve
  • Dupont Marsh State Nature Preserve
  • Eagle Creek State Nature Preserve
  • Erie Sand Barrens State Nature Preserve
  • Fowler Woods State Nature Preserve
  • Gahanna Woods State Nature Preserve
  • Goll Woods State Nature Preserve
  • Goode Prairie State Nature Preserve
  • Greenville Falls State Nature Preserve
  • Gross Woods State Nature Preserve
  • Hach-Otis State Nature Preserve
  • Halls Creek Woods State Nature Preserve
  • Headlands Dunes State Nature Preserve
  • Herrick Fen State Nature Preserve
  • Hueston Woods State Nature Preserve
  • Hutchins (Highbanks) State Nature Preserve
  • Irwin Prairie State Nature Preserve
  • Jackson Bog State Nature Preserve
  • Johnson Ridge State Nature Preserve
  • Johnson Woods State Nature Preserve
  • Kendrick Woods State Nature Preserve
  • Kent (Cooperrider) Bog State Nature Preserve
  • Kessler Swamp State Nature Preserve
  • Kiser Lake Wetlands State Nature Preserve
  • Kitty Todd State Nature Preserve
  • Knox Woods State Nature Preserve
  • Kyle Woods State Nature Preserve
  • Lake Katharine State Nature Preserve
  • Lakeside Daisy State Nature Preserve
  • Lawrence Woods State Nature Preserve
  • Lou Campbell State Nature Preserve
  • Mantua Bog State Nature Preserve
  • Marie J. Desonier State Nature Preserve
  • Marsh Wetlands State Nature Preserve
  • Mentor Marsh State Nature Preserve
  • Milford Center Prairie State Nature Preserve
  • Morris Woods State Nature Preserve
  • North Pond State Nature Preserve
  • North Shore Alvar State Nature Preserve
  • Novak State Nature Preserve
  • Old Woman Creek State Nature Preserve
  • Olsen (Augusta-Anne) State Nature Preserve
  • Pickerington Ponds State Nature Preserve
  • Portage Lakes Wetland State Nature Preserve
  • Riddle State Nature Preserve
  • Rockbridge State Nature Preserve
  • Sears Woods State Nature Preserve
  • Seymour Woods State Nature Preserve
  • Shallenberger State Nature Preserve
  • Sharon Woods Gorge State Nature Preserve
  • Sheepskin Hollow State Nature Preserve
  • Sheldon Marsh State Nature Preserve
  • Shoemaker State Nature Preserve
  • Siegenthaler-Kaestner Esker State Nature Preserve
  • Smith Cemetery Prairie State Nature Preserve
  • Springville Marsh State Nature Preserve
  • Stage's Pond State Nature Preserve
  • Stratford Woods State Nature Preserve
  • Swamp Cottonwood State Nature Preserve
  • Thomas (Sharon Woods) State Nature Preserve
  • Tinker's Creek State Nature Preserve
  • Triangle Lake Bog State Nature Preserve
  • Tucker (Blacklick) State Nature Preserve
  • Tummonds State Nature Preserve
  • Wahkeena State Nature Preserve
  • Whipple State Nature Preserve
  • Zimmerman Prairie State Nature Preserve

Metroparks

South Chagrin Reservation
The Cleveland Metroparks' South Chagrin Reservation in autumn

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

Other significant local areas

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