"… to be used for nature study and as a preserve for birds and other wildlife."- Carmen Hambleton Warner
Wahkeena, named with a Yakama (a tribe in the Pacific Northeast) word meaning “most beautiful,” is located on the edge of the Hocking Hills. This outdoor education area is used for nature study and is a preserve for birds and other wildlife. Wahkeena Nature Preserve is one of 58 sites owned by the Ohio History Connection, a private, non-profit organization. Wahkeena is managed by the Fairfield County Park District and supported by the Ohio Association of Garden Clubs.