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Highland County

Wildlife Officer:
Jim Carnes
(937) 372-5639 X5214


Fallsville Wildlife Area
This is 1382 acres of public hunting with 12 acres of water.  Hunting includes rabbit, pheasant, quail, squirrels, woodchuck, deer, waterfowl, and furbearers.  Their is also a shooting range.  Six shallow ponds and a quarry provide fishing for catfish, largemouth bass, and bluegill.  Electric motor boats only.  513-372-9261

Felson Park
Located near St. Rt. 28 this 12 acre park is primarily known for stream fishing.  513-981-7756

Fort Hill
A 1187 acre nature preserve containing the best preserved Indian hilltop enclosures in North America.  The stone and earthen wall encloses about 48 acres and is approximately 1 5/8 mile with 33 gateways.  This preserve contains a museum and a nature center.  Their is also well marked trails for hiking and backpacking.  513-588-3221 

Hillsboro Reservoir
Located near St. Rt. 62 just north of F.A.C.T. Park, Hillsboro Reservoir is a great source for pond fishing.  The 25 acre reservoir only allows electric motor boats.  513-393-5219

Mead Forestlands
Meads Forestlands is located off Cynthiana Rd.  This is a 360 acre public hunting area.  Hunters must obtain permission before crossing the surrounding property to Meads Forestlands.  614-772-311

Mitchell Park
Located near St. Rt. 41, this Park is 27 acres with 2  acres of water. Shore fishing is permitted with other recreational activities.  513-981-7756

Oldaker Wildlife Area
This wildlife area is located in the northwestern part of the county.  The 140 acre wildlife area is north of St. Rt. 50 on the corner of Russell Rd. and T-126.  Oldaker Wildlife area is a public hunting area supplying rabbit, quail, squirrels, woodchuck, raccoons, waterfowl, and deer.  This area also contains 4 acres of water with great spots for shore fishing.  Only electric boats are allowed.  Largemouth bass, bluegill, and catfish are some of the fish you can catch.  513-372-9261

Paint Creek State Park
The state park is 9000 acres with 1200 acres of water.  Some of the fish that are available are saugeye, bluegill, bass, catfish, and crappie.  Boats can have unlimited horsepower.  Boat ramps, docks, and rentals are available.  At the state park public hunting is in designated areas.  The game at the state park are waterfowl, pheasant, rabbit, deer, and turkey.  Their is an early 1800's pioneer farm with log house livestock and gardens/fields.  Campsites with electricity and other recreational activities are available.  513-981-7061

Paint Creek Wildlife Area
This wildlife area is 5149 acres with 1200 acres of water.  Lake fishing and public hunting is permitted.  Bikes and horses are not allowed.  614-493-2441

Pike State Forest
St. Rt. 41 runs through Pike State Forest.  The state forest is 515 acres of public hunting and mushroom hunting.  Hiking and X-country skiing trails are available.  614-493-2441

Rocky Fork State Park
Rocky Fork State Park is 1384 acres of woodland and 2080 acres of water.  Lake fishing with unlimited horse power boats are permitted.  Some of the fish available are bass, bluegill, crappie, and muskellunge.  Boat ramps, docks, and rentals are made available.  Public hunting is in designated areas.  A nature center with campsites and recreational activities are available.  513-393-4284

Seven Caves
Seven Caves is just south of St. Rt. 50 on the east side of the county.  The caves and well marked trails span for 90 acres.  Each unique is cave is rich with Indian history and legend.  The Magic Waters Theater is nearby.  Recreational activities are available.  513-365-1283

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