Cedar Bog State Nature Preserve

About this Location

Cedar Bog is a boreal and prairie fen complex with many rare plants and animals and excellent orchids and prairie wildflowers. Cedar Bog is the largest and best calcareous bog or fen in Ohio. One of the most characteristic plants of this preserve is white cedar or arbor-vitae. Significant boreal, as well as prairie and coastal plain species, occur here. Some of the more unusual plants include small yellow and show lady’s-slipper orchids, smaller fringed gentian, swamp birch, shrubby cinquefoil, prairie valerian, Riddell’s goldenrod, and queen-of-the-prairie.

  • Boreal and prairie fen complex
  • Many rare plants and animals
  • Excellent orchid and prairie wildflowers

Located in Champaign County, 4 miles south of Urbana on US-68, then west on Woodburn Road for 1 mile to signed entrance and parking lot.

This preserve is operated by the non-profit Cedar Bog Association and is owned by the Ohio History Connection. Operating days and hours vary by season. A $5 per person fee is required for admittance. Contact the Cedar Bog Association to learn more.

Wheelchair accessible boardwalk.


  • Restrooms on site

  • Wheelchair accessible trail

  • Entrance fee

  • Roadside viewing

Content from Cedar Bog State Nature Preserve webpage