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Campbell (Louis W.) State Nature Preserve

Preserving 211 acres in Lucas County


A microcosm of the botanically significant Oak Openings region in northwest Ohio, Lou Campbell State Nature Preserve is home to more than 30 state-listed species. High quality habitats include wet sedge meadows, swamp forest, sand dunes, sand barrens prairie and oak openings.

Rare wildflowers seen here include wild lupine, grass-pink orchid, spathulate-leaved sundew, soapwort gentian, plains puccoon and Missouri ironweed.

The varieties of habitat provide a number of landscapes for endangered wildife including the frosted elfin and harvester butterflies.

The preserve honors Louis W. (Lou) Campbell, a well-known Toledo naturalist and outdoor writer.


Local Directions

Located east of the Toledo Express Airport along Crissey Road, south of State Route 2.

Special Features

Woods
Wetlands
Prairie
Bird Watching
Summer Wildflowers


  • Remnant of Oak Openings region
  • Variety of rare plants
  • summer wildflowers
  • butterflies

Facilities

Observation Area


  • 2.3 loop trail
  • kiosk and parking lot
  • Site recently opened to the public

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