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About the Division
2045 Morse Road,
Columbus, OH 43229-6693
For general information about the
Division of Natural Areas and Preserves,
e-mail your questions here.
Glacial ponds and marsh. Excellent birdwatching opportunities.
Formed by Wisconsinan glaciation, this preserve consists of marshes, ponds (glacial kettles) and adjacent uplands.
A wide variety of plant species are found here, ranging from water and marsh plants, grasses and sedges to upland trees and shrubs. A buttonbush swamp is located on the south side of the area near Bowden Road.
Pickerington Ponds has been an extremely popular spot for birdwatching-- more than 250 different species of birds have been recorded here over the years.
Located in Franklin/Fairfield counties approximately 2 miles west of Pickerington on Wright Road. Two viewing areas, one on Wright Road and one off Bowen Road, provide public access for viewing birds.
Nature Preserve Map
Preserve Rules & Regulations
Handicapped Accessible Preserves
Permit Only Preserves
Preserves Open to the Public
Application For An Access Permit
Access Permit Form (pdf)