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Zimmerman Prairie State Nature Preserve


Preserving 3 acres in Greene County

Zimmerman Prairie is a remnant of an extensive prairie fen which occurred in the outwash-filled valleys of Beaver Creek in western Ohio.

This small prairie boasts several species of rare and interesting prairie plants including queen-of-the-prairie, Riddell's goldenrod, prairie dock, big bluestem, Indian grass and Ohio goldenrod.

Although small in size, Zimmerman Prairie is one of the southernmost fens known in Ohio.

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This preserve may only be accessed with a written permit from the Division of Natural Areas and Preserves.

Preserve Access Permit

Special Features

  • Remnant of once-extensive wet prairie fen complex
  • Spectacular display of prairie dock

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