A unique outdoor area, Wahkeena Nature Preserve can best be described as a “living museum,” showcasing the rich natural diversity of the Hocking Hills region. With a focus on education, the site features a Nature Center with seasonal displays, self-guided interpretive trails, Natural History programs and historical signage.
Wahkeena is aptly named with a Yakama (a tribe in the Pacific Northeast) word meaning “most beautiful,” the area is breath-taking in every season of the year.
This outdoor area is used exclusively for nature study and as 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 generously supported by the Ohio Association of Garden Clubs.