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Charleston Falls Preserve

Area

Overview

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  • Size

    214.78 acres

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Description

Charleston Falls Preserve is the most visited Park District property in Miami County with over 216 acres of prairie and forests with over three miles of trails. This beautiful park is the perfect place to hike and view wildlife. Uncommon plants such as wild columbine, walking fern, purple cliff break and rock honeysuckle grace the limestone faces of the surrounding gorge.

The most unusual feature of this preserve is the unique waterfall. The Falls can rightly be called a “Miniature Niagara” because its rock strata is the same as Niagara Falls. Originating from small underground springs several miles to the east, the stream creating the falls plummets 37 feet then continues its meandering journey to the Great Miami River.

Allowed Activities
Backpacking
Birdwatching
Dog Walking
Hiking
Photography
Snowshoeing
Trail Running
Walking
Wildlife Watching
Good For
Families
Dogs
Rules & Regulation
Dogs Permitted
Dogs On Leash
No Biking
No Campfires
No Camping
No Horses
No Illegal Substances
Pack Out Dog Waste
No Unmanned Aircrafts

Additional Information

Accessibility Description

There is accessible parking along with restrooms that are ADA accessible.

NATURAL FEATURES

  • 216 Acres
  • 37' Waterfall with observation boardwalk
  • Limestone cave
  • Redbud Valley
  • Thorny Badlands
  • Wildlife pond with viewing deck
  • Tall Grass Prairie with covered viewing platform

FACILITIES

  • 3.74 Miles of trail
  • Dr. Paul & Tanya Kroger Legacy Grove
  • Recognition walkway located within the Legacy Grove
  • Picnic areas
  • Restroom facilities