Maumee State Forest (Henry Co.)

Maumee State Forest (Henry Co.)

Swanton, Ohio 43558

Maumee State Forest Official Website
Maumee State Forest map

Also, see all the hotspots at:
Henry County Birding Drive

Tips for Birding

Maumee State Forest has sections in three counties. See the map for the locations of the county lines.

About Maumee State Forest

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Maumee State Forest is located 15 miles southwest of Toledo in northwestern Ohio and covers 3100 acres. The flat topography and natural features are a result of the Wisconsin glacier passing through this area about 18,000 years ago. This area, with its poorly drained soils ranging from fine yellow sand to dark muck soil, is known locally as the Oak Openings region.

Acquisition of land for Maumee State Forest began in 1946. In 1948, the first plantations were established on abandoned farm fields. By 1954, approximately 600 acres of old fields had been planted to red and white pine. A Windbreak Arboretum was established in 1990 to demonstrate tree and shrub species suitable for use in windbreak plantings.

The Maumee State Forest Windbreak Arboretum was established in 1990. This area is set aside for the purpose of evaluating tree and shrub species for their suitability for use in windbreaks. A variety of management and cultural techniques relative to windbreaks is also demonstrated at this site.

The Oak Openings Metropark lying northeast of Maumee State Forest has picnic areas and other day-use facilities.


  • Restrooms on site

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