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Miami Whitewater Forest

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As the largest park, Miami Whitewater Forest offers everything from scenic trails to stand-up paddleboarding, to golf and camping.

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As the largest park, Miami Whitewater Forest offers everything from scenic trails to stand-up paddleboarding, to golf and camping.

About Miami Whitewater Forest


Miami Whitewater Forest offers a visitor center with nature displays and a gift shop. The park also features multiple trails, including the paved 7.8-mile Shaker Trace trail and 1.4-mile Parcours trail, as well as the 1.7-mile Badlands, 0.8-mile Oakleaf, 0.6-mile Tallgrass Prairie and1.4-mile Timberlakes nature trails, plus two horseback riding trails. Visitors can enjoy a 9-hole disc golf course and play or practice at the Miami Whitewater Forest Soccer Complex in a men's, women's or co-rec league. Shelters, picnic areas and a youth camp area are reservable. The park also includes an 11-acre dog park with play fields, an all-season area and a dog agility course.
The boathouse is open March 3 through October 22 and offers row, pedal, motor and pontoon boats, kayaks, stand up paddle boards and bicycles for rent. Licensed private canoes and kayaks and electric and gas motors up to 4 hp are permitted. Bank fishing is also available.

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The 46-site wooded campground offers a great weekend getaway with campsites equipped with 30 amp electric hookup, picnic table and fire ring. An accessible shower building, playground and dump station are located within the campground.

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Gift Shop
Nature's Niche Gifts & Books offer a variety of nature-related items. Everything from handcrafted jewelry and trinkets, to books, games, bird feeders, garden decore and more. It is also the best place to find artwork by John Ruthven and Kate Albert, as well as a great inventory of Charley Harper collectibles!

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Golf Course
This 18-hole course has a great history on the west side of town with dedicated golfers and great league play. It makes for a good walkers course and also features a practice range.

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The harbor area overlooks a beautiful 85-acre lake and offers access to fishing and boating, children's wet playground, snack bar with outdoor dining area, trail access and more.

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Simmonds Family Dog Park
The Simmonds Family Dog Park is the largest off-leash dog park in the region with 11-acres for the pups to run. They will enjoy different play fields, shade, agility zones and access to water.

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Shaker Trace Nursery
Located in Miami Whitewater Forest, the Shaker Trace Nursery was created in the spring of 1992 to harvest and store native prairie and wetland seed habitat restoration projects. Since then, the nursery has grown to include seed collection and processing as well as raising fish for sustainable stocking of Great Parks’ fishing lakes. Shaker Trace Nursery is comprised of a drying barn, greenhouse, several outbuildings, plant beds and aquaculture ponds.

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Trail Type Level Miles
Miami Whitewater Forest
Badlands Nature Moderate 1.7
Oakleaf Nature Moderate 0.8
Shaker Trace Outer Loop Shared-use Moderate 7.8
Shaker Trace Inner Loop Fitness Easy/Moderate 1.4
Shaker Trace Horse Trail Horse N/A 7.0
Tallgrass Prairie Nature Moderate 0.6
Timberlakes Nature Moderate 1.4
Wooded Horse Trail A Horse N/A 3.0
Wooded Horse Trail B Horse N/A 3.2
Wooded Horse Trail C Horse N/A 1.9
Visitor Center
Great place to stop in if you are looking for some nature education with the kids. The center features a Nature's Niche Gifts & Books and an auditorium​.

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Miami Whitewater Forest

9001 Mt. Hope Road
Crosby Township, Ohio 45030

Open daily from dawn until dusk.

Boathouse: 513-367-9632
Campground: 513-367-9632
Nature’s Niche Gifts & Books:
Pro Shop: 513-367-4627
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Miami Whitewater Forest