White Oak
Nature Preserve

Natural Areas: White Oak Nature Preserve

State Designated Nature Preserve [#34; 1975]

Trail and footbridge

Footbridge. Click to enlarge

White Oak Nature Preserve has a gently rolling loop trail of nearly a mile, crossing numerous small footbridges as it winds through white oak forest. Poison ivy and nettles are scarce, but mosquitoes and the roar of nearby I-65 can be annoying.


Clark County. From I-65 Exit 19, follow signs to Clark State Forest, then the Main Forest Road toward the fire tower. Just after crossing over I-65, a sign on the left marks the preserve. Park at the shelter on the other side of the road. Pit toilets at the shelter.

GPS: N 38 33.560 W 85 46.824


Pit toilets

Finder Sketch

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Nearby Natural Areas (miles)

Deam Lake State Recreation Area (12.7)
Charlestown State Park (13.7)
Nine Penny Branch Nature Preserve (15.7)