A microcosm of the botanically significant Oak Openings region in northwest Ohio, Lou Campbell State Nature Preserve is home to more than 30 state-listed species. High quality habitats include wet sedge meadows, swamp forest, sand dunes, sand barrens, mesic sand prairie and oak openings.
These habitats support endangered wildlife including the frosted elfin and harvester butterflies. Rare wildflowers seen here include wild lupine, grass-pink orchid, spathulate-leaved sundew, soapwort gentian, plains puccoon and Missouri ironweed. The preserve honors Louis W. (Lou) Campbell, a well-known Toledo naturalist and outdoor writer.
- Open 1/2 before sunrise to 1/2 hour after sunset
- Stay on designated trails
- Pets are not permitted
- No restrooms
2.3 miles of hiking trails