Add To Itinerary

Wahkeena Nature Preserve

Wahkeena, named with an Indian word meaning "most beautiful" is a located on the edge of the Hocking Hills. This outdoor education area is used for nature study and is a preserve for birds and other wildlife.
Wahkeena's sandstone cliffs, part of the famous Black Hand sandstone, are forested primarily with tulip trees and oak. The 150 acre nature preserve also features interesting flora, including great rhododendron and mountain laurel; and about 26 types of ferns including Christmas and maidenhair.
Eight native orchids have been identified here, including the showy orchid and pink lady's slipper. In the summer one can observe over 69 species of birds and 15 species of mammals, including the pileated woodpecker and white-tailed deer. At the lodge, tour groups may view nature study exhibits. There are two trails available for hiking.


Wahkeena Nature Preserve
2200 Pump Station Road

Sugar Grove, Ohio 43155

Phone Number(s)

Toll-Free: (800) 297-1883

E-mail Address(es)


Sunday: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Saturday: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Special Hours: See website for seasonal hours.


Calendar of Events





Wonderful Water at Wahkeena

The serene lake at Wahkeena Nature preserve is covered with water lillies in the spring, summer and early fall.

Shared Itineraries

Loading Data...
Next Month Previous Month May 2015
Select a date from above or try our
Event Calendar Search
Free publications read online or order print versions Online Travel Tools
Get Fit Naturally - ODNR

Stay Informed

Keep up-to-date with information from our custom Discover Ohio e-newsletters.

Email Address

Read Online Order Print Versions