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Swamp Cottonwood State Nature Preserve

Preserving 21 acres in Medina County

This preserve has one of Ohio's best populations of swamp cottonwood, a potentially threatened tree species. The wet depressions support swamp cottonwood, as well as a variety of other interesting wetland plants including sphagnum moss, poison sumac and highbush blueberry.

The woods surrounding the central wet depression have a variety of ferns and a good spring wildflower display.

Local Directions

Located approximately 3 miles southwest of Homerville. Follow U.S. Rte 224 west from Homerville 1 mile to Camp Rd (Township Rd 36); south 1.5 miles to Williams Rd (Township Rd 79), and west .5 mile to unmarked pull-off area on the south side of Williams Road.

Special Features

Bird Watching

  • Rare swamp cottonwood
  • Good spring wildflowers


  • Unimproved site

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