Mother Nature the artist…

Birds, Bees, Water and Trees


The Nature Center is closed to the public.

Parking in the grass and along the roadways is prohibited. All cars MUST be in an established parking spot only.

Narrows Reserve is beautiful. Calming and exciting, refreshing and familiar all at the same time.

There are close to six miles of trails that wind along the Little Miami River and through woods and meadow. You can launch your canoes and kayaks for a refreshing and beautiful trip on the water. You can also meet, talk to, and learn about the many raptors indigenous to our area at the Raptor Aviary.

With special thanks to the Greene County Beekeepers Association, you can watch and learn how to care for and harvest honey from their apiary.


Greene County Beekeepers Association: maintains and manages the bee apiary

Honey Harvest: Date and details to come for this annual event. Stay tuned!

Canoeing and camping!

The Narrows Reserve is a great place for launching your canoe, fishing and “roughing it” at our primitive campsite.


Primitive Camping Checklist (PDF)

Trail Camping Brochure (PDF)

Narrows Reserve Brochure (PDF)

To reserve a campsite, click on the permit below for availability or call 937-562-6440.

Camping Permit

Two people in a canoe

Critter Cove (coming in late summer 2024)

The Critter Cove is moving to the Narrows Reserve and will be full of critters to see and fun things to do! It will house our resident ambassador animals and offer interactive activities for the whole family.

Teachers! Visit our Education Programs page for information on how our staff can help coordinate a Critter visit. You can also complete our School Program Request Form to get started.


Link to larger map of Narrows Reserve


Get out of the house!

Take your son or daughter to Narrows Reserve for a trip down the Little Miami River or a walk through the beautiful woodland trails.

Narrows Reserve
2575 Indian Ripple Rd.
Beavercreek, OH 45385

Mobile Guide and Directions:

Driving south on Factory Rd. in Beavercreek, you’ll run right into the Reserve entrance. To get to the Nature Center, turn right on Indian Ripple from Factory Rd. and the driveway is 50 feet up the road on your left.

GPS: N 39 41.411 W 84 01.776

List of things to do at Narrows Reserve

Questions? Want more ideas for ways to enjoy your Narrows Reserve experience? Call us today!


Contact Amy Salser

Contact Greene County Parks

Contact Wade Beam

Contact Darrell Hannah

Contact Chuck Frazier

Contact Rick Inman

Contact Ashlee Schmitt

Contact Robin Gregory

Contact Greene County Parks & Trails

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