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Kessler Swamp State Nature Preserve

Twenty acres of naturally developing tributary swamp on Durbin Run in Hocking County are now under the protection of ODNR, thanks to a gift from Dr. Francis and Mrs. Joyce Kessler. A variety of wetland-dwelling plants thrive in the swamp, including buttonbush and bur-marigold.

A healthy population of beaver also calls the swamp home. During the spring and fall migration period, the preserve offers excellent waterfowl viewing.

  • Open 1/2 hour before sunrise to 1/2 hour after sunset
  • Stay on designated trails
  • Pets are not permitted
  • No restrooms 


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