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Johnson Ridge State Nature Preserve

Preserving 208 acres in Adams County

Second-growth oak-hickory woods and deep ravines comprise most of this preserve. The most interesting sections are the prairie barren openings dominated by blackjack and post oaks.

Some of the more significant species present in the prairie barren openings include green milkweed, spider milkweed, prairie false indigo, large summer bluets, false scurf-pea, Carolina buckthorn and few-flowered nut-rush.

Local Directions

From West Union, north on State Rte 247 for 2.3 miles, right on Unity Rd for 1.7 miles. Right on Marjorie Johnson Rd. for 0.7 mi. to parking area on the left.

Special Features

Summer Wildflowers
Bird Watching

  • Blackjack-post oak prairie
  • Prairie wildflowers


  • Pull-off parking area
  • Kiosk
  • 1.2 mile trail

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