Crooked Run
Nature Preserve 

Clermont County, Ohio

Birds, River Views and Level Trails

Offering over 77 acres of mixed habitat, this preserve also boasts floodplain woodland, fields, a pond and the Crooked Run backwater tributary of the Ohio River. Some two miles of trails feature a river overlook, an elevated observation platform and three bird blinds where over 200 bird species have been recorded.

Most of the trails are handicapped accessible, wide and nearly level with earth and gravel surfaces.

How to Find Crooked Run Nature Preserve

The preserve is located within Chilo Lock 34 Park approximately one mile east of Chilo off U.S. Route 52.

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Protected by Clermont County Park District

The Clermont County Park District leases and manages the preserve, which is owned by the Division of Natural Areas and Preserves, Ohio Department of Natural Resources. In 1978, Mimi Paul made a partial gift of the property to the Division, in honor of her husband, Robert J. Paul.

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