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Shawnee Lookout

A Great Park

Well-known for its history and heritage, this hilltop park also boasts nature trails with breathtaking views of the river valley below.

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Well-known for its history and heritage, this hilltop park also boasts nature trails with breathtaking views of the river valley below.

About Shawnee Lookout


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.
Golf Course
Shawnee Lookout Golf Course provides a slow pace and challenging game. With large rolling hills, the scenery is beautiful and makes you feel as if you have the whole course to yourself.

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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 and it was moved it to Shawnee Lookout for preservation. The Springhouse, built 1785-86, was originally located near Ft. Finney (Northbend, Ohio) until it was obtained by Great Parks in the 1970s and moved to Shawnee Lookout for preservation.​
Trail Type Level Miles
Shawnee Lookout
Blue Jacket Nature Moderate 1.3
Little Turtle Nature Moderate 2.0
Miami Fort Nature Moderate 1.4
Temporary Trail
While Shawnee Lookout Golf Course is closed for the season, the golf cart trail is temporarily open for public use. November 13, 2017 – February 28, 2018, this 3.75-mile trail is open for people and their pets to walk, run, hike or bike along the beautiful course.

Golf Cart Trail Rules
  • Trail is not maintained – use at your own risk
  • Stay on the paved trail
  • People, pets and bicycles only
  • Pets must be on a 6-ft (max) leash
  • No skiing, sledding, skating or motorized vehicles permitted
  • Trail not recommended for people with disabilities
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.

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Shawnee Lookout

2008 Lawrenceburg Road
North Bend, Ohio 45052

Open daily from dawn until dusk.

Pro Shop: 513-941-0120
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Shawnee Lookout