Zimmerman Prairie State Nature Preserve (restricted access)

Zimmerman Prairie State Nature Preserve (restricted access)

Beavercreek, Ohio 45432

Zimmerman Prairie State Nature Preserve webpage

About this Location

Access is restricted to views from the Creekside Bike Trail.

Zimmerman Prairie is a remnant of an extensive prairie fen that occurred in the outwash-filled valleys of Beaver Creek in western Ohio.

  • Remnant of once-extensive wet prairie fen complex
  • Spectacular display of prairie dock

This small prairie boasts several species of rare and interesting prairie plants including queen-of-the-prairie, Riddell’s goldenrod, prairie dock, big bluestem, Indian grass, and Ohio goldenrod. Although small in size, Zimmerman Prairie is one of the southernmost fens known in Ohio.

No trails or other improvements. Access to the preserve is from Creekside Bike Trail. Park at Beavercreek Station Park and walk up the bike trail for about 0.25 miles. The preserve is located between the bike trail and US-35.

Features

  • Restrooms on site

  • Wheelchair accessible trail

  • Roadside viewing

Content from Zimmerman Prairie State Nature Preserve webpage