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.
Located east of the Toledo Express Airport along Crissey Road, south of State Route 2.
- Remnant of Oak Openings region
- Variety of rare plants
- summer wildflowers
- 2.3 loop trail
- kiosk and parking lot
- Site recently opened to the public