Gilbertson Conservation Education Area

A 1000 acre recreation and education complex that includes the:

  • Gilbertson Nature Center
  • Certified Outdoor Nature Playscape
  • Mavis and Conner Dummermuth Historical Building
  • Hart Dummermuth Historical House
  • Petting Zoo
  • Four acre Gilbertson pond

This unique area also offers:

  • Two canoe/kayak Accesses to the Turkey River
  • Canoe/kayak launch pad on the Gilbertson Pond
  • Fishing in the Gilbertson Pond or the Turkey River
  • A paved 1/4 mile trail that is wheelchair accessible
  • A paved trail from the park border into the town of Elgin and city of Clermont
  • Playground
  • Reservable shelter house at the Campground
  • Campground with bathhouse, electric hookups, water fill sites, dumping station
  • Seven primitive walk in campsites carry in/carry out
  • Primitive Equestrian Camping Area
  • 10 miles of trails that are open for walking, hiking, horse back riding, non-motorize bike, and in the wintertime cross-country skiing, or snowshoeing

Guided tours of the buildings, field trips at Gilbertson are available on request.


Nature Center, Historical Buildings and Petting Zoo: Memorial Day weekend thru Labor Day, Wed-Sun 11-7 including Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day or by appointment.



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Maize Maze Closed

Aug 8, 2018

Jan 10, 2013