are no facilities at the station, so prepare in advance.
The nearest facilities are at the Wayne National Forest Lane
Farm Canoe Access about Ĺ mile northeast of the station on state
route 26. Please do not
bother the neighbors with requests to use the facilities.
There are no trash cans on the property, please pack all
trash out and recycle or dispose of it at home.
Pets are welcome if you control them and
pick up after them.
preserve is designated for the conservation and study of native
plants and animals. Therefore,
collection of plants, animals and fungi (mushrooms, puffballs) is prohibited.
Please donít cut firewood or removed downed trees or limbs.
You may, however, pick berries for consumption while you hike, or
pick leaves for a student leaf collection, or cut all the multiflora
rose and honeysuckle your heart desires.
Please keep your paws off our paw-paws!
The station is also used for biological research. Please do
not disturb any study plots, marker flags or equipment left on the
is by foot only; horses, bicycles, 4-wheelers, dirt bikes, cars,
trucks or motorized vehicles of any type are not permitted.
hunting or trapping is normally allowed.
We have contracted with a few individuals to hunt deer on the
station (an excess of deer means a deficit of wildflowers).
For everyoneís safety, the station is closed during deer
gun season (Dec. 1- 7 in 2008).
Marietta, take state route 26 east 4.5 miles from the I77 underpass, past
Grimmís Green Acres orchard to
Hills Bridge Road
(CR 333) and turn right. Proceed
about 1/3 mile and bear right on
Kelsey Lane, which resembles a gravel driveway.
Drive about 1/10 mile to a small parking lot with a gate.
Alternately, one can take Millerís Lane (CR 9) north from
SR 7 in
and turn left onto
Hills Bridge Road
and then left onto
to the site is by foot from the small parking lot at the end of
. Please do not block
the gate or road. Additional
parking is available at the end of the nearby
on the far side of the Little Muskingum.
The field station is approximately Ĺ mile from the gate on
stay on the graveled road all the way to the end; all of the land to
either side of the road is private property and our access to the
site is through the generosity
of these landowners. These properties are shaded on the map;
again, please stay on the road.
Once on site, please stay on the marked trails. This is
particularly important near the riverbank, which is not stable. School,
scouting and other groups wanting to visit the site can arrange this
by calling 740-376-4743. Because
there are no facilities, no camping is allowed.
Key: Green Dots track the recommended route from Marietta to
the station along SR 26 (Greene St. in Marietta). Orange Dots
highlight an alternate route. Parking is at a small parking
lot marked PL on the map. The gravel access road is shown in
blue. The field station is outlined in red
and designated BFS. The nearest restrooms are at the Wayne
National Forest Lane Farm Canoe Access (WNF). Click
here for a terrain map of the area.
do not have a kiosk at the site with trail maps. Please click
on one of the links below to print out your own trail maps (we print
them out front and back on a single sheet of paper and laminate them
for use in the field). The trail conditions page has current
trail conditions and detailed descriptions and elevation profiles of
out Trail Map - Microsoft