Hoover Nature Preserve--Gertrude S. Lawrence Woods

Hoover Nature Preserve--Gertrude S. Lawrence Woods

Red Bank Road Galena, Ohio 43021

Columbus Nature Preserves webpage
Hoover Reservoir map

Also, see all the hotspots at:
Big Walnut Important Bird Area

About this Location

Parking is directly across the road at the Twin Bridges Boat Ramp (a separate eBird hotspot location). The entrance to the trails is a chain link gate. Please latch the gate behind you.

Lawrence Woods is a high forested area between two ravines that feed into the reservoir. A natural surface trail includes two overlook points with views over the flooded ravines. In the fall, these areas drain and become mudflats.

About Hoover Nature Preserve

See all hotspots at Hoover Nature Preserve

Access Areas with trails include Mud Hen Marsh, Ox Bow Road, Hoover Meadows, Dustin Road, Areas L, M, and N, and Clover Field.

  • over 925 acres
  • vital migratory stopover for over 33 different species of shorebirds
  • largest breeding population of state special concern Prothonotary Warblers in Ohio
  • 1,500-foot boardwalk at Area M
  • observation blind at Mud Hen Marsh
  • Bald Eagles frequently observed throughout the year

Content from Steve Wheeler and Columbus Nature Preserves webpage