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St. Marys River Wetlands State Nature Preserve

 

Preserving 69 acres in Mercer County


St. Marys River Wetlands State Nature Preserve is a high-quality floodplain swamp forest with vernal pools, an oxbow pond and river frontage. The preserve is part of a large complex of oxbow ponds and swamp forest associated with the St. Marys River corridor. The preserve has several state listed plants including the state endangered catchfly grass (Leersia lenticularis). Due to the network of wetlands, amphibians and waterfowl are common in the preserve. Red-headed woodpeckers and prothonotary warblers have also been observed.

Local Directions

Dublin and Union Townships, Mercer County. Due to the lack of facilities, access is by permit from the Division of Natural Areas & Preserves.

Special Features

  • State endangered catchfly grass
  • Red-headed woodpeckers and prothonotary warblers

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