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Knox Woods State Nature Preserve

Preserving 30 acres in Knox County

This small mixed hardwood forest is dominated by exceptionally large sugar maple, black oak, red oak, shagbark hickory and black walnut trees.

Several large specimens of tulip tree, black gum, white oak, white ash and wild black cherry are also present. Heavy grazing in the past has unfortunately reduced the abundance and diversity of spring wildflowers.

Local Directions

Knox Woods is located within Wolf Run Regional Park, one mile east of Mount Vernon on Yauger Road. Visit Knox County Parks for more information.

Special Features

Spring Wildflowers
Bird Watching

  • Mixed mesophytic forest

Managing Agency

This site is managed by the Knox County Park District. For more information, call (740) 392‑7275.

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