Blanchard River Nature Preserve

22006 C.R. 17, Forest

With a strong emphasis on environmental preservation, visitation is limited to hiking, birdwatching, and landscape and wildlife photography along a quiet walkway to the river’s edge, and boating and fishing via a primitive river access site. Blanchard River Nature Preserve provides a quiet country setting and scenic start for the 37.6-mile Blanchard River Water Trail during rare times when there is enough water for canoes and kayaks to navigate the river.


  • Unimproved parking lot
  • Portable Restroom Facility
  • Quiet walkway
  • Access to the Blanchard River
  • Water Trail