Lockington Reserve


Redbuds greet park visitors on a spring morning.

The Lockington Reserve is a 200-acre tract featuring a remarkable variety of natural landscapes. Within its boundaries, one can find flood plain forest and upland woods, 90-foot high bluff, pine groves, marsh areas, streams and ponds.

This natural area remains undeveloped because of its role as a dry storage basin for floodwaters periodically backing up behind the Lockington Dam. In a spirit of cooperation, the Miami Conservancy District leases the Reserve without charge to the Park District.

To help you enjoy the natural beauty of the Reserve, a network of walking trails connect the various habitats. Among these settings are opportunities for picnicking, fishing, nature interpretation, photography, hiking, and jogging.


A local high school class conducts a team challenge initiative. This is one of many programs we can provide local schools, businesses, and other organized groups.

Directions to the east side of the Lockington Reserve:
The Reserve is located on Kaser Road. Take I-75 to the Fair Road exits (Sidney). Turn west. Fair Road will turn into Miami Conservancy Road at a sharp left turn. Take Miami Conservancy Road to Kaser Road just outside the village of Lockington. Turn right onto Kaser Road. The Reserve is 1/10 mile on the north side.

 

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