Stillwater has 309 acres with 5.69 miles of trails that go through varying ecosystems, making it a perfect place to hike or cross-county ski. Enjoy one of the two shelters with electricity and grill for your next picnic or sit at one of the benches to bird watch. Click on the link to view the brochure map for Stillwater Prairie. You can also access the current Stillwater river map here. Be sure to cross the suspension bridge to access Maple Ridge.
Rangeline Access Entrance
7790 N. Rangeline Road Covington, Ohio 45318
Stillwater Prairie Reserve is situated along the Scenic Stillwater River. A circular hiking trail passes through fields, woodlands, marshy habitats and shrub lands. Segments of the main trail follow along the river. Three man made ponds and the Stillwater River provide fishing opportunities for visitors. Diverse topography and vegetation make this park a perfect place for hiking, picnicking, bird watching and cross-county skiing. A suspension bridge crossing the Scenic Stillwater River was completed in 2021 and connects the park to Maple Ridge.
A beautiful picnic shelter (Big Bluestem), built in 2006 made possible with funds received in memory of Connie L. Haines and a trust from Mary Francis Alspaugh, is located directly south of the upper parking lot. An additional shelter (Dogwood) was constructed in 2021 as part of continuous park improvements. Both are equipped with a large grill and electricity. The shelters may be reserved by clicking here.
- Natural Play Area
- Cross Country Skiing
- Canoe/Kayak Access to river from Rangeline Road Access
- 309.8 Acres
- Native Ohio prairie
- Mature and Diverse Woodlands
- 2 fishing ponds
- Wildlife pond
- Scenic Stillwater River
- 5.69 miles of trail
- Two Reservable shelters with electricity and a grill are available for use during regular park hours and may be reserved by following this link. Plan ahead! Shelters fill quickly.
- 1600’ boardwalk through prairie habitat
- Picnic areas with grills
- Drinking water
- Suspension Bridge over Scenic Stillwater River connecting Stillwater Prairie Reserve to Maple Ridge
Miami County Park District offers many education programs throughout the year. Below is a list of just a few of the programs offered at Stillwater Prairie Reserve, check out the program calendar to see what programs are coming up at the Reserve.
Possible programs at Stillwater Prairie Reserve
- Dog Social
- Butterfly Walk
- Eco-Camp "Adventure Week"
- Adult Exploration Hike
- Intro to Geocaching
- Date Night Series
- Trail Run Challenge