Kokiwanee Nature Preserve

This nature preserve is located in eastern Wabash County near Lagro, Indiana, across from the Salamonie River State Forest. I’ve camped and hiked in the state forest many many times over the years, but never the forest on the other side of the river. Kokiwanee Nature Preserve is a former girl scout camp, with over 140 acres of wooded ravines, creeks, waterfalls, and even a lake. The land was turned over to ACRES Land Trust in 2003. It was quite refreshing to hike an area that I felt so familiar with and yet completely new to me. My one complaint would be that there needs to be trail maps on location, as there is a huge system of trails on the property, many which intersect each other, and without a map I really had no idea where to go or what to see. Of course after the fact, I discovered that ACRES has a trail map on their website, which will come in handy whenever I visit again someday. If you ever find yourself visiting the Salamonie area, take a couple hours to visit Kokiwanee, you won’t be disappointed. It is extremely close to another ACRES property, Hanging Rock on the Wabash River.

ACRES Land Trust – Kokiwanee

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