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Carmean Woods State Nature Preserve

Preserving 39 acres in Crawford County

This mixed-swamp forest is adjacent to and part of the Paul B. Sears Woods State Nature Preserve complex. Carmean Woods has a diversity of tree species and spring wildflowers as well as vernal pools which provide habitat for amphibians.

Carmean Woods was a gift to the division from Frederick L. Carmean in 1986.

Local Directions

Located 1 mile southwest of Bucyrus on State Rte 4, proceed 2 miles west on Mt. Zion Rd. Parking is available at the fire station (without blocking access). The preserve is on the north side of the road. Carmean Woods is adjacent to Sears Woods State Nature Preserve.

Special Features

Spring Wildflowers

  • Mixed swamp forest with vernal pools
  • Spring wildflowers


  • No user facilities present.

Managing Agency

Carmean Woods is managed by the Crawford Park District. Access is by permit only. For more information, please call (419) 683-9000

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