Indiana's Nature Preserves are the real hidden treasures of the state. They have everything that the state parks have, and more--except people. With a few exceptions, the Nature Preserves are rarely visited; even when there are actually other people out there, you may never see them. If wildflowers or birds are in your line, this is the place to find the most unusual and interesting. The scenery can also be spectacular (for Indiana) and of interest. The Nature Preserve system is a collaboration between a number of groups and state agencies; the Nature Conservancy, ACRES, NICHES and other local or regional groups, universities, counties and the Department of Natural Resources have worked together to save the most unique and interesting pieces of Indiana. Many Nature Preserves are so fragile and protect such endangered species that visitation is restricted. Only those with completely open visitation are listed here - a total of 168 so far.

Acres Along the Wabash Anderson Falls Anna Hammer Arrowhead Marsh/Prairie Asherwood Baltzell-Lenhart Woods Ball Lake
Barker Woods Bean Blossom Bottoms Beaver Lake Beechwood Bender Bendix Berns-Meyer Woods
Bibler Bicentennial Woods Biesecker Prairie Big Spring Big Walnut Bitternut Woods Bloomfield Barrens
Bluffs of Beaver Bend Boehning Bonneyville Mills Boone Creek Barrens Brammall Brennan Marsh Brock- Sampson
Bryant Buffalo Flat Buzzard Roost Carnes Mill Cataract Lake Cedar Bluffs Cedar Swamp
Chapman Lake     Chelsea Flatwoods Cline Lake Fen Conley Refuge Conrad Savanna
Cressmoor Crooked Lake Culp Dauby Hollow Deep River Detering Dewey Hickman
Dobbs Douglas Woods Dygert Eagle Marsh Fall Creek Fawn River Fen Fawn River Preserve
Fern Cliff Fisher Oak Savanna Fogwell Forest Fowler Park Fox Island Gibson Woods Glennwood
Goose Pond Cypress Slough Grand Kankakee Marsh Granville Sand Barrens Grass Lake Complex Gray Estate Cypress Slough Green's Bluff Guthrie Woods
Hall Woods Art Hammer Hardin Ridge Hayswood Hemlock Bluff Hemlock Cliffs Hemmer Woods
Heritage Woods Herman F Hammer Wald Hitz- Rhodehamel Woods Hoke Memorial Woods Holley Savanna Hoosier Prairie Hunley Creek Bottoms
Indian Creek Woods Indian River Preserve Ivanhoe Dune & Swale Jug Rock Kankakee Sands Knobstone Glade Kokiwanee
Kohnkes' Little Pine Lake Lemon Langeluttig Marsh Leacock Woods Lieber Lindenwood Loblolly Marsh
Lonidaw Loon Lake Lubbe Woods Madison Township School Mallard Roost Manitou Island Maplewood
Marrott Woods Marsh Lake Marsh Wren Maumee River Overlook Maumee Woods McClue McKenny
McNabb-Walter Mengerson Meno-Aki Moyer-Gould Woods   Nine Penny Run Woods NIPSCO Savanna
North Branch Elkhart Wetlands Ober Savanna Olin Lake Orangeville Rise of Lost River Pecan Basin Pine Hills Plaster Creek Seeps
Portland Arch Post Oak-Cedar Prairie Border Robb Hidden Canyon Ropchan Wildlife Refuge Saalman Hollow Saunders Woods
Schrader- Weaver Woods Seven Pillars of the Mississinewa Shawnee Bottoms Shoup- Parsons Swamp Spicer Lake Spinn Prairie Spurgeon
Selma Steele Stoutsburg  Savanna Tank Spring Tefft Savanna Tel-Hy Thornhill Thousand Acre Woods
Tippecanoe Island Trail Creek Fen Tribbett Woods Twin Creek Valley Twin Swamps Vandolah Wabash Lowlands
Wayne Woods Weaver Family Weiler-Leopold Wells Woods Wesley Chapel Gulf Wesselman Woods Whippoorwill Woods
White Oak Wildwood Yellow Birch Ravine Ziegler Woods      
National Forest