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.


Cost: varies from $75-$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 Thursday – Saturday and some Sundays from 10:00am – 4:00pm.  Please call to confirm it is open on Sundays.  Days and hours are dependent on volunteer availability and cleaning needs.  Days and hours may be expanded as volunteers become available.  The boardwalk is accessible seven days a week from sunrise – sunset.  Admission fees can be placed in the blue dropbox at the beginning of the boardwalk.  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.

Restrictions related to Covid-19 are in place. Visitor capacity will be limited. Please read all signs and follow the directions of staff and volunteers for everyone’s safety. Thank you.

Please follow all rules, regulations and social distancing guidelines.

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.

Thank you for everyone’s cooperation and understanding. We apologize for any inconvenience.

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