Cooke Family Conservation Park
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About Cooke Family Conservation Park
This gorgeous 163-acre park is located along the Blackfork of the Mohican River, 10 miles west of Ashland. It has over 3 miles of hiking trails that run through a unique mixture of prairie grasslands, hardwood forests, pine forests, wetlands, swamps forests, marshes, beaver ponds, and floodplains. There is a pond, a rental lodge, a pavilion, and large buildings available for special events.
The 16-acre marsh that lies in the park is home to a myriad of wetland loving birds, mink, muskrat, amphibians, and a wide variety of native sedges and unusual plants. Just north of the park runs the winding Black Fork River which is surrounded by floodplains that host an unusually large population of leopard and pickerel frogs. The river is available for fishing. Beavers have occasionally damned up a tributary entering the river.
The park was made possible by the Cooke family of Ashland. With the Cooke family being avid sportsmen, the park includes a trap shooting range and a 3-acre fishing pond.
From Cooke Family Conservation Park webpage
Restrooms on site.