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Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry Peace Memorial.
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South Bass Island State Park
'Perry Peace Memorial'
© Copyright Jeff Hudak

Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry Peace Memorial.

Geneva-On-The-Lake State Park
© Jim Snyder

Kelleys Island State Park
'Kelleys Island'
© Copyright Jeff Hudak

Another view along East Lake Shore Drive.

Alum Creek State Park
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Alum Creek State Park
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Ohio's Southwest Region Parks


1
State Forest
6
State Memorials
1
Metro and City Parks
1
National Historic Park
1
National Historic Landmark
1
State Nature Preserve
12
State Parks
4
State Reserves
1
State Scenic River
4
State Wildlife Areas

Parks in this region are near these Ohio Cities (click city name to see parks within 25 miles)
HAMILTON
LOVELAND
MIDDLETOWN
MASON
DAYTON
WEST CHESTER
CINCINNATI
FAIRFIELD
FAIRBORN
LEBANON
XENIA
MIAMISBURG
TROY
SPRINGFIELD
BATAVIA
MILFORD

Adams Lake State Reserve
Located in Ohio's Bluegrass region, one of the state's most scenic and biologically interesting areas, Adams Lake State Park has much to offer the nature enthusiast. Remnant prairies and a quiet lake can be enjoyed in this small unique park. ........more >
Beaver Creek State Wildlife Area
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Buck Creek State Park
Buck Creek State Park lies in a fertile agricultural area, rich in Ohio's history. The park's recreational facilities center around the 2,120-acre lake, offering endless water-related opportunities. Visitors enjoy the many wetlands, broad meadows and wildlife at this diverse park.........more >
Caesar Creek Gorge State Nature Preserve
The preserve's prime feature is the gorge that was formed by great volumes of glacial meltwater cutting down through the bedrock to expose Ordovician limestone and shale rich in fossils. The steep walls rise to 180 feet above the river. More than two miles of Caesar Creek flow through the gorge to the ........more >
Caesar Creek State Park
Caesar Creek State Park is highlighted by clear blue waters, scattered woodlands, meadows and steep ravines. The park offers some of the finest outdoor recreation in southwest Ohio including boating, hiking, camping and fishing. ........more >
Cowan State Park
Cowan Lake State Park offers a peaceful setting replete with scenic inlets laden with the American Lotus water lily. Swimming, fishing, sailing and canoeing are popular on the lake. Meandering trails through mature woodlands compliment the natural features of this scenic park.........more >
Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park
Dayton Aviation Heritage commemorates three exceptional men - Wilbur Wright, Orville Wright, and Paul Laurence Dunbar - and their work in the Miami Valley. ltPgtThrough the invention of powered flight, Wilbur and Orville made significant contributions to human history. In their Dayton, Ohio, bicycle ........more >
East Fork State Park
One of Ohio's largest state parks, East Fork offers a great diversity of recreational opportunities and natural history only 25 miles from Cincinnati. The park's terrain includes both rugged hills and open meadows, setting the stage for a wonderful getaway.........more >
Fallsville State Wildlife Area
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Fort Ancient State Memorial
Fort Ancient features 18,000 feet of earthen walls built 2,000 years ago by American Indians who used the shoulder blades of deer, split elk antler, clam shell hoes and digging sticks to dig the dirt. They then carried the soil in baskets holding 35 to 40 pounds. Portions ........more >
Fort Hill State Memorial
Fort Hill State Memorial is a nature preserve containing one of the best preserved Indian hilltop enclosures in North America. The Hopewell Indians 100 B.C.-A.D. 500 constructed the 1 1/2 mile long earthwork hilltop enclosure as well as at least two ceremonial ........more >
Fort Jefferson State Memorial
Fort Jefferson park and monument marks the site of an advance outpost of General Arthur St. Clair, built in October 1791. It was named in honor of Thomas Jefferson, then Secretary of State. One of a chain of defensive forts built to protect army supplies ........more >
Fort Saint Clair City Park
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Glen Thompson State Reserve
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Harrison State Park
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Hueston Woods State Park
The outdoor enthusiast will find diverse opportunities at Hueston Woods State Park. Whether boating on Acton Lake, hiking through the 200-acre old growth forest or relaxing in the resort lodge, visitors will enjoy the finest of recreational facilities in southwest Ohio at this scenic park.........more >
Huffman Prairie National Historic Landmark
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John Bryan State Park
John Bryan is the most scenic state park in western Ohio. The park contains a remarkable limestone gorge cut by the Little Miami River which is designated as a state and national scenic river. A portion of the gorge itself is designated as a national natural landmark.........more >
Kroger Hills State Reserve
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LIttle Miami State Scenic River
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Little Miami Scenic State Park
The Little Miami State and National Scenic River offers a trip into one of Ohio's most beautiful and historic areas. As the river twists and bends, visitors will discover many natural wonders such as steep rocky cliffs, towering sycamores and elegant great blue herons on the wing.........more >
Little Miami State Forest Preserve
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Miamisburg Mound State Memorial
The Miamisburg Mound is the largest conical burial mound in the state of Ohio and possibly in the eastern U. S. Archaeological investigations of the surrounding area suggest that it was constructed by the prehistoric Adena Indians 800 BC - AD 100. Built ........more >
Oldaker State Wildlife Area
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Rocky Fork State Park
Rocky Fork State Park is a paradise for outdoor enthusiasts. Unlimited horsepower boating allows for excellent skiing on the lake which also provides catches of bass, muskellunge and walleye for skilled fishermen. A scenic gorge, dolomite caves and natural wetlands add to the popularity of this recreation area. ........more >
Serpent Mound State Memorial
One of the few effigy mounds in Ohio, Serpent Mound is the largest and finest serpent effigy in the United States. Nearly a quarter of a mile long, Serpent Mound apparently represents an uncoiling serpent. Serpent Mound lies on a plateau ........more >
Stonelick Lake State Park
Tucked away in the rolling highlands of southwest Ohio, Stonelick State Park offer a quiet retreat for visitors. The still waters of the lake and stately woodlands provide the setting for a host of outdoor recreational pursuits. ........more >
Sycamore State Park
The meadows, woodlots and still waters of Sycamore State Park offer an oasis of natural features win the midst of expansive farmland. Sycamore provides the perfect setting for picnicking, hiking, fishing and horseback riding. ........more >
The Narrows State Scenic River Reserve
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Tranquility State Wildlife Area
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Treaty Of Greenville State Park
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Williamson Mound State Memorial
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