Zeigler Woods in Henry County.
Zeigler Woods Zeigler Woods in Henry County. © Ron Leonetti

Places We Protect

Zeigler Woods

Indiana

Old-growth woodlands, rolling hill and a scenic little valley make up this Henry County preserve.

Why You Should Visit 

Zeigler Woods in Henry County is a  high-quality example of the rolling hardwood forests and depressional wetlands that once defined the now mostly agricultural east-central part of Indiana. Zeigler Woods was dedicated as a State Nature Preserve in 1991 and is owned and managed by the Indiana Division of State Parks and Reservoirs.

 

What to See: Plants and Animals

Diverse and mature stands of white oak, northern red oak, white ash, shagbark hickory, sugar maple, and American elm dominate the rich slopes. On the drier ridges and slopes, one will see black oak, basswood, blue ash, red elm, and pignut hickory. Ephemeral wetlands can also be spotted during the spring months which make excellent breeding habitats for smallmouth salamanders and wood frogs.

There are no trails nor is there a parking lot available at this preserve. Please contact the Summit Lake State Park at 765-766-5873 for visitation permission.