Hamilton County, Ohio
Floodplain Forest at the Confluence, with Eagles
This 119-acre property is the region’s largest protected floodplain forest. The preserve supports a beaver colony, nesting bald eagles, and seven plant and animal species that are threatened or endangered in Ohio. A 1.8-mile path (closed during floods and the eagle nesting season) loops along a utility road, the bank of the Little Miami, and the shoreline of the Ohio River.
Protected by Cardinal Land Conservancy
Working with Towne Properties, the Conservancy acquired the land through a Clean Ohio Greenspace Conservation grant. Additional funding from Duke Energy helps to maintain the preserve.
See volunteer opportunities with Cardinal Land Conservancy.
How to Find Mouth of the Little Miami River Nature Preserve
From Kellogg Avenue, turn into the Four Seasons Marina Driveway, continue down to the boat harbor, turn left, and continue to the far end of the parking lot. Walk up the gravel road to the top of the levee, turn left on the levee road, and turn right on the utility road descending into the preserve. At the end of the road, walk down the path to the Little Miami, turn right at the riverbank, and continue to the confluence of the Little Miami and Ohio Rivers.