Raccoon Creek County Park



Situated in the foothills of Southeastern Ohio, the park is bounded on the north by Raccoon Creek, the stream formerly called Etha-Petha, the Shawnee word for Raccoon. To the South lie hills and upland fields adjacent to the historic Poplar Knob. The county park showcases both natural areas and recreation facilities that afford visitors many and varied leisure experiences year round. The diverse wildlife habitats at the park support populations of ruffed grouse, wild turkey, white-tailed deer, fox, and raccoon. Many varieties of water-fowl and songbirds may
be easily observed along with eastern bluebirds, a local favorite. Carpets of trillium, the official park wildflower, are easily spotted in springtime. Reflexed umbrella sedge,a threatened plant, earned the parkdesignation as an Ohio Natural Landmark. The flora and fauna of the Raccoon Creek County Park is complemented with scenic vistas, deep gorges, wetlands, meadows, woodlands, and green open space. Significant natural areas can be viewed from hiking and nature trails within the park system.
Shelter resvervations
Reservations for shelters are available. For info on reserving these shelters, call (740)446-4612, or click the link below for more information…