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Adams Lake Prairie State Nature Preserve

  


 

   

                                                                                                 


   

Lou Campbell State Nature Preserve   



                                                                                                 


   

Lou Campbell State Nature Preserve   



Prairie Name

Adams Lake Prairie State Nature Preserve

Location

14633 State Rte 41, West Union, OH 45693


Owner

The Ohio Division of Natural Areas and Preserves.

Prairie History

This is one of a number of significant, albeit small, prairie remnants in Adams County. The site is in the Lexington Plains Ohio Prairie Region. (Prairie Regions of Ohio)

Size

26 acres.

Prairie Description

This xeric, or dry, limestone prairie is on an eroded slope of calcareous Crab Orchard Shale, with adjacent second-growth oak-hickory woodland. Red cedar, post oak and blackjack oak trees occur in the prairie opening.


Prairie grasses are sparse, but prairie forbs include prairie dock, spider milkweed, shooting-star, green milkweed, Carolina buckthorn, American aloe, slender blazing-star and large summer bluets.



Visitation Information

http://naturepreserves.ohiodnr.gov/adamslakeprairie

The preserve is located within Adams Lake State Park. The entrance to the preserve is at the far west end of the park road, as indicated on the map above.






This is a typical Adams County xeric prairie, on an eroded hillside slope. The Adams County prairies have southern botanical affinities.