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Marsh Wetlands State Nature Preserve

Preserving 152 acres in Portage County

Marsh Wetlands is part of the Mantua Swamp region which was designated as a National Natural Landmark in 1976 by the U.S. Department of the Interior. This preserve, dedicated in 1990, is a marvelous emergent marsh along the Upper Cuyahoga State Scenic River.

Active beaver lodges are present. Excellent habitat for waterfowl as well as numerous other wetland species of both plants and animals.

Local Directions

Located east of Mantua in Portage County. Proceed east on Mennonite Road from State Route 44. The preserve is west of Peck Road (County Road 167) and south of Mennonite Road (Township Road 256).

Special Features


  • Emergent marsh
  • Wildlife viewing

Managing Agency

This unimproved site is managed by the Division of Wildlife.

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