Davey Woods State Nature Preserve

Davey Woods State Nature Preserve

Lonesome Road Urbana, Ohio 43078

Davey Woods State Nature Preserve webpage

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About this Location

Davey Woods State Nature Preserve is 103 acres with majestic oaks and tulip trees; excellent spring wildflowers. This mature forest woodland has numerous large tulip trees, sugar maple, ash, and oak as well as an excellent array of spring wildflowers. It is one of the best woodlots remaining in this part of Ohio. Named in honor of the Davey Tree Expert Company which, through The Nature Conservancy, provided half the funding to acquire this site in 1989. The terrain, hilly for this part of Ohio, offers pleasant summer hiking (no mosquitoes), nice fall colors, and a beautiful winter landscape.

  • Majestic oaks and tulip trees
  • Excellent spring wildflowers

Located in Champaign County 7 miles west of Urbana on US-36, proceed 1 mile north on Neal Road, then 0.5 miles west on Smith Road, and northwest on Lonesome Road to the preserve entrance. The site features a small parking lot and a 1.5-mile two-loop trail system.


  • Restrooms on site

  • Wheelchair accessible trail

  • Entrance fee

  • Roadside viewing

Content from Davey Woods State Nature Preserve webpage