Lou Campbell State Nature Preserve
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About Lou Campbell State Nature Preserve
+ A remnant of Oak Openings region
+ Variety of rare plants
+ Summer wildflowers
+ 2.3 loop trail, kiosk and parking lot. The site recently opened to the public
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 prairie and oak openings.
Rare wildflowers seen here include wild lupine, grass-pink orchid, spathulate-leaved sundew, soapwort gentian, plains puccoon and Missouri ironweed. The varieties of habitat provide a number of landscapes for endangered wildlife including the frosted elfin and harvester butterflies.
The preserve honors Louis W. (Lou) Campbell, a well-known Toledo naturalist and outdoor writer.
Located east of the Toledo Express Airport along Crissey Road, south of OH-2.
From Lou Campbell State Nature Preserve webpage
No restroom facilities.