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Cackley Swamp is located adjacent to Cooper Hollow Wildlife Area in southern Jackson County near the town of Pyro. (Locate Pyro on a map, and you will see the swamp). Appalachian Ohio Alliance’s ownership includes 220 acres with frontage on CH&D Road Pyro Road, and Harmon Road. The preserve includes primary, secondary, and tertiary streams which are part of the Symmes Creek watershed surrounded by emergent and deep water wetland. Much of this area is too shallow for a canoe but too deep for hiking boots. Ducks, muskrat, and beavers love it, and otters are reported to be residents as well. This land was purchased by Appalachian Ohio Alliance through a grant from the US Fish and Wildlife Service.
From Cackley Swamp (Appalachian Ohio Alliance) webpage
To reach Cackley Swamp Preserve from Athens, take OH-32 west 37 miles from US-33 to OH-93. Take the OH-93 exit and turn left. Go 8.5 miles to Pyro Road, County Road 49. Turn left on Pyro Road. The preserve begins at 1.4 miles on the right, and extends to CH&D Road, then south along that road (to the right) for another 0.5 mile. Total driving distance from Athens: 47 miles.
From Cackley Swamp (Athens Conservancy) webpage
No restroom facilities.