Please note that the Paulding SWCD and Ditch Maintenance office has moved 3 buildings north, next to Paulding Putnam. Our new address is 451 C  McDonald Pike, Paulding, OH 45879.

Please use the East entrance or door #3.

Trail Guide Information

The Black Swamp Nature Center contains 51 acres consisting of 24 acres of woodland, 14 acres of wetlands, and 6 acres of old meadow.

A boat launch allows easy access to Flat rock Creek, while trails wander around the top banks of three ponds along Flat Rock Creek and past the old Sugar Beet dam.

The Paulding County Fairgrounds border the Nature Center on the northeast side, with two access trails allowing easy entrance.

The Black Swamp Nature Center provides a wonderful area to observe birdlife, especially during the spring and fall migrations.

The diversity of “mini-habitats” gives the visitor an opportunity to observe woodland, marshland, and meadow species within a very small area.

Numerous species of birds have been seen and documented on this site, 175 to be exact!

 

During the summer months, the Nature Center provides nesting cover for many songbirds as well.

The Paulding Soil & Water Conservation District and the Paulding County Commissioners invite you and your family to come out and enjoy the beauty offered by this beloved county treasure.

Click on the links below for some resources as you plan your next visit!

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Black Swamp Nature Center History

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Black Swamp Nature Center Trail Map

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Ultimate Trail Guide

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