Hours and Info

April 1-September 30: 6:30am-9pm
October 1-March 31: 6:30am-7pm

Phone: 614.329.1392

Programs at Slate Run

About

Slate Run features a variety of habitats ranging from the open areas of grasslands, wetlands and meadows to the forested areas of beech, oak, hickory and sugar maple. Wildlife viewing opportunities abound at the 1,705-acre park. Sandhill cranes have nested in the 156-acre wetland and the northern bobwhite quail have been reintroduced in the park.

Photo: Cameron Svoboda

Photo: Andrea Krava

Park Map

Click the map below for a zoomed/enlarged version

Slate Run Parkmap

Trails

Bobolink Grassland

1.5 miles
Easy – ADA – Hike – Grass
Winds through grassland and leads to an observation deck overlooking the wetlands.
Interactive Map: Bobolink Grassland

Camp Starview

2 miles
Moderate to Difficult – Hike – Grass, Dirt & Gravel
Goes through ravines and over steep hills. Open only to groups renting the Youth Camp.
Interactive Map: Camp Starview

Covered Bridge

0.5 miles
Easy – Hike – Pets – Gravel
Goes through a covered bridge and connects with the Shagbark Trail.
Interactive Map: Covered Bridge

Five Oaks

1.5 miles
Moderate to Difficult – Hike – Gravel
Goes through a steep ravine with black shale outcrops.
Interactive Map: Five Oaks

Kokomo

1.5 miles
Easy – Hike – Grass, Dirt & Boardwalk
Winds through the wetlands with numerous observation decks for watching wildlife.
Interactive Map: Kokomo

Lake

0.4 miles
Easy – Hike – Pets – Paved
Leads to Buzzard’s Roost Lake.
Interactive Map: Lake

Sassafras

2.5 miles
Horseback Riding Only – Grass, Dirt & Gravel
Goes through forest and meadows.
Interactive Map: Sassafras

Shagbark

0.5 miles
Easy – Hike – Pets – Gravel
A loop trail at the end of the Covered Bridge Trail. Goes through forest and meadows.
Interactive Map: Shagbark

Sugar Maple

1.4 miles
Moderate to Difficult – Hike – Gravel
Crosses Slate Run Creek and several steep hills.
Interactive Map: Sugar Maple

Winter Hike at Slate Run
Photo: Andrea Krava

Photo: Mindi McConnell

Shelters

Non-Reservable Shelters

Photo: Andrea Krava

Shady Grove Picnic Area

Picnic tables, grills, playground equipment, small playfield, restrooms.
1 Open Shelter: 3 small grills, electrical outlets, seating 80

Picnicking at Slate Run's Buzzard's Roost Picnic Area
Photo: Andrea Krava

Buzzard’s Roost Picnic Area

Picnic tables, grills, playfields, playground equipment, drinking fountain, restrooms and a 14-acre lake with two children’s fishing docks and lakeside boardwalk.
1 Open Shelter: 4 small grills, electrical outlets, seating a maximum of 200

Activities

Photo: Andrea Krava

Get Outside, It’s Your Nature!