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Welcome to ODNR's New Website

ODNR website graphic with computer over photo of Ash Cave at Hocking Hills State Park
Thank you for visiting the Ohio Department of Natural Resources' (ODNR) brand new website. We appreciate your patience as we upgraded our entire online presence to better serve Ohioans.

This site is built to serve YOUR needs, and it's easier than ever to quickly find the information and services you want. Whether it's planning your next trip to a state park, learning about Ohio's wildlife, or registering your boat, it's all here and we're excited to share the site's new features with the public, including: 

New Destination Search Feature

With nearly 500 locations now available in a single resource, you can quickly find and filter through a wide variety of amenities and recreation options near you. Whatever you're interested in — hunting, fishing, visiting state parks, forests, or nature preserves — we want to make it easy for you to do what you love. Find your destination today.

Discover & Learn Library

ODNR's vast amounts of information about Ohio's wildlife, plant life, rocks and minerals, and lakes and rivers (and much more) has never been more accessible and connected. We're continually adding and updating content, so check out the species index or read about meteorites, earthquakes, or Lake Erie. Embrace your curiosity and discover something new about the natural world today! 

Calendar and Events

Normally, we have so many cool events happening around Ohio that even we have trouble keeping track. Unfortunately, due to COVID-19, we have had to scale back our in-person programming, but we’re happy to offer a variety of webinars hosted by ODNR’s experts. This new calendar application makes it simpler and faster to see everything going on. Conveniently add events directly to your Apple, Yahoo, Google or Outlook calendar, and say goodbye to the fear of missing out (FOMO)! We look forward to seeing everyone again in-person when it’s safe to do so. 

Enhanced In-site Search

You can finally search the entire ODNR site in seconds using the handy search bar. This is the first time our site has been indexed as a single resource that can be comprehensively explored. When in doubt, search it

We hope this site better serves your needs, and we're always looking for ways to improve the experience. Please check out the site and feel free to provide feedback using our online contact form. Thanks for visiting!