Lou Campbell State Nature Preserve
210 acres in Lucas County
2742 Crissey Road
Monclova, Ohio 43558
- Remnant of Oak Openings region
- Variety of rare plants, summer wildflowers and butterflies
2.3 loop trail, kiosk and parking lot. Site recently opened to the public.
A microcosm of the botanically significant Oak Openings region in northwest Ohio, Lou Campbell State Nature Preserve is hope to more than 30 state-listed species. High quality habitats include wet sedge meadows, swamp forest, sand dunes, sand barrens prairie and oak openings.
Rare wildflowers seen here include wild lupine, grass-pink orchid, spathulate-leaved sundew, soapwort gentian, plains puccoon and Missouri ironweed.
The varieties of habitat provide a number of landscapes for endangered wildife including the frosted elfin and harvester butterflies.
The preserve honors Louis W. (Lou) Campbell, a well-known Toledo naturalist and outdoor writer.
Located east of the Toledo Express Airport along Crissey Road, south of State Route 2.