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Cool Springs Wildlife Conservation Park

Cool Springs Wildlife Conservation Park is comprised of 192 acres situated on the Jerome Fork of the Mohican River. Featuring hilly terrain with areas of grassland, forest, and marsh, there are also a number of natural springs on the property as well as a five-foot waterfall. Three spring-fed ponds provide fishing opportunities. Approximately 50 acres of the park is actively farmed.
The park is split by County Road 37 with roughly 100 acres on each side of the road. Thirty acres of mature woodlands are found in both the east and west areas of the park. The west side crosses the Black Fork River which is accessible to the determined hiker. Much of the land is wetlands, low brush, button bush swamps, and inhabit- ed by beaver, muskrat and, no doubt, deer. There are two wetlands divided by a dike.

The woodlands on the west side of the road include trails on the perimeter of a farm field next to beautiful stands of oaks and hickory. There is an abundance of wildflowers in the spring. The east side of the road includes trails going from the picnic area through a stand of beautiful white oaks and meandering back to the many springs that feed the creek. In the near future, a picnic pavilion will be added to this beautiful area. Hop across the swinging bridge for a different trail destination. One historical highlight of the park is that Johnny Appleseed once had a small apple tree plantation on the property.

Much of the park is open to seasonal public hunting with the exception of the picnic area located near the spring-fed ponds. Cool Springs is located at 2159 County Road 37, Jeromesville, OH 44840.

Park Amenities

2159 Co Hwy 37
Jeromesville, Ohio 44840
GPS Coordinates
40° 44′ 39.3684” N
82° 7′ 51.4128” W