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Kendrick Woods State Nature Preserve


Preserving 159 acres in Allen County

Among the abundant spring wildflowers found in this mixed swamp woods are several species uncommon to Allen County including swamp saxifrage, Virginia bluebells, green dragon, fire pink and blue cohosh.

Near the southern end of Kendrick Woods, a flowing artesian sulphur spring is located along the south tail, adjacent to Six Mile Creek.

Local Directions

Located in Allen County approximately 10 miles west of Lima. Take SR 81 west to Defiance Trail. The preserve is located 1/2 mile north on the west side of Defiance Trail.

Special Features

Spring Wildflowers

  • Extensive woodland
  • Spring wildflowers
  • Important stopover for migratory birds


Drinking Water
Observation Area

  • Parking
  • Nature trails
  • Restrooms

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