Well-known for its history and heritage, this 2,017-acre hilltop park also boasts nature trails with breathtaking views of the river valley below.
Shawnee Lookout is well known for its historical Springhouse School and Log Cabin and Native American archaeological earthworks. The park's nature trails, including the 1.3-mile Blue Jacket, 2.0-mile Little Turtle and the 1.4-mile Miami Fort trail, offer spectacular views of the Ohio River and Great Miami River valleys. The park also features picnic areas, a playground and boat access to the Great Miami River.
2008 Lawrenceburg Road
North Bend, OH 45052Get Directions >
- Open daily from dawn until dusk.
Phone: Pro Shop: 513-941-0120
Great Parks: 513-521-7275
Shawnee Lookout Activities
Springhouse School & Log Cabin
The Log Cabin, build 1795-1805, was originally located in Elizabethtown, Ohio until 1971, when Whitewater Township donated the log cabin to Great Parks. The Springhouse, built 1785-86, was originally located near Ft. Finney (Northbend, Ohio) until it was obtained by Great Parks in the 1970.
Shawnee Lookout's nature trails, including the 1.3-mile Blue Jacket, 2.0-mile Little Turtle and the 1.4-mile Miami Fort trail, offer spectacular views of the Ohio River and Great Miami River valleys.
Ulmansiek Wildlife Sanctuary
Ulmansiek Wildlife Sanctuary is a 263-acre of seasonally flooded riparian habitat located along the Great Miami River. It is noted for the wide variety of migratory waterfowl that use it as a resting area. An additional 914 acres of wetlands are located adjacent to the park and is protected through conservation easements. The area provides valuable habitat for a variety of wildlife.