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Alice & George Gott Fen State Nature Preserve

Preserving 45.9 acres in Portage County

Gott Fen is one of the finest boreal fens in the state. At least 18 state-listed plant species have been reported here, including white wand-lily (Zigadenus elegans), fen cottongrass (Eriophorum viridicarinatum), babyberry (Myrica pensylvanica) and tamarack (Larix laricina). Gott Fen is one of only two known sites for bayberry in Ohio and the most western location for this species in the United States. The preserve is named in honor of Alice and George Gott who donated the original 14 acres to the Division in 1982.

Local Directions

City of Streetsboro, Portage County. Due to the sensitivity of the fen community, access is by permit from the Division.

Special Features

  • Boreal fens
  • Bayberry

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