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Natural Areas & Preserves Rules and Regulations

Use of State Nature Preserves is primarily intended for passive recreation, nature observation, research, and education.

Complete text of rules and regulations click here.

The following abbreviated set of rules and regulations apply to this area:
  • Facilities for public use are open from one-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset.
  • Special events and meetings require a special permit. (Permits obtained by contacting the division.)
  • Visitors are required to stay on trails.
  • Picnicking is ONLY permitted in areas immediately adjacent to parking lots.
  • Vehicles, horses and bicycles are prohibited on trails and closed roadways.
  • Speed limit on area roadways is 20 m.p.h. unless otherwise posted.

Prohibited activities:
  • No alcoholic beverages permitted.
  • No littering or dumping of debris permitted.
  • No pets permitted (except assistance animals).
  • No collection of any plant, animal, or other substance permitted.
  • No defacing, injuring, disturbing, or destroying any property permitted.
  • No hunting and fishing on nature preserve and natural areas permitted (Fishing permitted on scenic river lands).
  • No firearms, dangerous ordinance, fireworks and air guns permitted, except as permitted by Ohio Revised Code.
  • No kindling of fires permitted.
  • No swimming or wading permitted.
  • No rock climbing or rappelling permitted.
  • No camping permitted.
  • No roller blades, skate boards, street luges, in-line skates, sound amplifying devices, or model aircraft permitted.