About The Bog


Cedar Bog Nature Preserve was the first nature preserve in Ohio purchased with state money and is considered by many to be Ohio’s premier natural area. Owned by the state of Ohio, the site is operated by the non-profit Cedar Bog Association for the Ohio History Connection.

Cedar Bog is a National Natural Landmark, one of only twenty-five in the state of Ohio – recognized for its national significance. It ranks the highest of any site in the state on the Ohio Floristic Diversity Index for its great diversity of plants.

Please be aware that our open hours and boardwalk access can change at any time.  The boardwalk will be closed any time the expected wind speeds may exceed 25 – 30 mph, for the safety of our visitors.

Cedar Bog Nature Preserve


Cost: varies from $125-$200

Information and reservations for the Education Center can be made by calling 937-484-3744.

This facility has accessible parking and restrooms and there are two wheelchairs available for patrons to use on the boardwalk.
Call the Cedar Bog Nature Preserve office to schedule your business meeting, social gathering, group workshop, or other special event.
We look forward to having you!


The Nature Center is open Wednesday – Saturday from 10:00am – 4:00pm, year-round.  The boardwalk and prairie trail are accessible during posted hours, except during severe weather. Restrooms will not be available unless the Nature Center is open.  Please check our website: www.cedarbognp.org and Facebook page: Cedar Bog Nature Preserve, for more information and updates.  These hours are subject to change at any time. Additional closures may be instituted at any time.

Please follow all rules and regulations.

Please be aware that the boardwalk will be closed to the public any time the expected wind speeds may exceed 25 – 30 mph.  These closures are for the safety of our visitors.

* All visitors must remain on the boardwalk.

* Sorry. No pets allowed on boardwalk or prairie trails.