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Eagle Creek State Nature Preserve

August 2021: The walking bridge over Eagle Creek remains closed, limiting trail miles available for hiking. We apologize for the inconvenience. 

Overview

This 477-acre preserve encompasses a variety of communities supporting a diversity of flora and fauna typical of northeastern Ohio. Eagle Creek meanders through a wide floodplain dotted with beaver dams, marshlands, small bogs and button bush swamps. The north-facing slopes are forested by beeches and maples; white oak woodlands are common on the drier, south-facing slopes.

There are more than 100 species of woody plants including uncommon trees, such as cucumber magnolia and yellow birch, as well as 70 species of spring wildflowers. More than 20 species of ferns have been cataloged in the preserve, including ostrich ferns nearly five feet tall. The sphagnum bog shelters such northern rarities as large cranberry, winterberry holly, tawny cotton sedge and insect-eating plants including round-leaved sundew and northern pitcher-plant.

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

Trails

Over 3 miles of hiking trails

Emergencies

Call: 911

Non-Emergency

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