Clear Creek is home to the state of Ohio's
largest nature preserve, an area of 4,729
acres. The park is a popular destination for
Anglers can picnic alongside the stream and
fish for bass and brown trout as well as
enjoy fishing from two docks at Lake Ramona.
Clear Creek Valley
is one of the most pristine and secluded
natural areas in Central Ohio. Variations of
land surfaces, soils and climates have
produced a medley of habitats that harbor
more than 800 plant species and 150 species
of birds, many of them rare.
You may catch a
glimpse of turkey, deer, ruffed grouse,
coyote, black vultures or even see the
traces of the elusive bobcat along the
park's 12 miles of trails.
glacial flooding have cut the valley through
the Black Hand sandstone leaving an array of
scenic cliffs and rugged rock formations
overlooking the creek.
Oak and hickory
forests interspersed with giant hemlocks and
ferns, along with the last remaining Ohio
colonies of rhododendron, provide the
perfect backdrop or a getaway from city
approximately 7 miles south of Lancaster.
Follow U.S. Rte 33 to Clear Creek Rd and
proceed west 3.5 miles. The preserve
includes land on both sides of Clear Creek
and the adjacent Clear Creek Rd.