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Morgan Swamp Nature Preserve

At more than 1,400 acres, The Nature Conservancy's Morgan Swamp Preserve is one of the largest privately protected forested wetlands in Ohio. The preserve is home to an abundance of wetlands including swamps, bogs, beaver ponds and vernal pools. A rich diversity of plants and animals call it home, from the beautiful white calla lily to the tiny four-toed salamander hidden among the vernal pools. Two separate portions of the property are accessible for public use - Morgan Swamp North and Morgan Swamp South. The trail at Morgan Swamp North is 1.25 miles long (.25 miles wheelchair accessible from parking lot to observation deck, 1 mile primitive trail extension rated moderate). The trail at Morgan Swamp South is 1.2 miles long (.3-mile Black Field Loop, .6-mile Field Trail, .3-mile River Trail), rated moderate. Other activities include wildlife watching, playground, fishing, river access, picnic area, and volunteer opportunities (contact The preserve is open year-round, dawn to dusk. Please note that the preserve is closed to the general public during deer hunting season.

Morgan Swamp Nature Preserve
Footville-Richmond Road

Rock Creek, Ohio 44084

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Local Number: (614) 717-2770

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Sunday: 7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Monday: 7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday: 7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday: 7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday: 7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday: 7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday: 7:00 AM - 8:00 PM

Special Hours: The preserve is open dawn to dusk. It is not open to the general public during deer hunting season.







Morgan Swamp Nature Preserve

Morgan Swamp is home to a rich diversity of plants and animals.

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