There are many Put-in-Bay parks to explore all over South Bass Island.

DeRivera Park
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DeRivera Park

DeRivera Park is a beautiful green expanse in the middle of downtown Put-in-Bay. This oasis provides islanders with a spot to play, picnic, and relax the summer away. DeRivera Park Details The entire park is dotted with large, leafy trees offering plenty of shady spots to throw down a picnic blanket. There are also lots of picnic tables and two BBQ pits for afternoon cookouts. People love to gather here and grill up perch and walleye caught in Lake Erie,... more information
Scheeff East Point Preserve
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Scheeff East Point Preserve

Part of the Lake Erie Islands Conservancy, the Scheeff East Point Nature Preserve is an 8.8 acre parcel of land located on the east point of Put-in-Bay.  This park is accessed easily with a Put-In-Bay Golf Cart Rental. Scheeff East Point Preserve Details One of the last remaining natural spots on the Lake Erie islands, this preserve offers spectacular views of Lake Erie and all the surrounding islands including Middle Bass and Ballast Islands. The rocky shores, upland coverage, and... more information
Oak Point State Park

Oak Point State Park

Oak Point State Park is the smallest park in Ohio’s state park system. Clocking in at 1.5 acres, this little oasis is a lovely spot to visit while on Put-in-Bay. Despite its size, it offers a range of facilities for boaters and picnickers alike. Come down and enjoy the panoramic views of Put-in-Bay and beautiful Lake Erie. This is also a spectacular place to watch the sunrise, if you can get up that early! Oak Point State Park Details Oak... more information
Jane Coates Wildflower Trail

Jane Coates Wildflower Trail

Jane Coates Wildflower Trail is a half-mile loop located on the southern end of South Bass Island. With gorgeous wildflowers everywhere you look and migratory birds singing in the trees, this oasis is a hidden gem of Put-in-Bay. Jane Coates Wildflower Trail Details The blooms are the most vibrant in April and May, but the trail is delightful all summer long. The Wildflower Trail links three acres of woods adjacent to the Ladd Carr Wildlife Woods. Thanks to a grant... more information
Massie Cliffside Preserve

Massie Cliffside Preserve

For a relatively small island, South Bass contains so many amazing things like the Massie Cliffside Preserve. From gourmet food to the hottest nightclubs all the way to incredible nature preserve, Put-in-Bay truly has something for everyone. Massie Cliffside Preserve Details One of the many protected pockets of land on the island, Massie Cliffside Preserve is an eleven acre shoreline parcel on the East point of South Bass Island. This area includes cliff habitat and a nice dock for fishing.... more information
Dodge Woods Preserve

Dodge Woods Preserve

The Dodge Woods Preserve is a 3.5 acre property full of natural wonder and beauty. Open to the public from dusk to dawn, the preserve protects the habitat of South Bass for all to enjoy. Dodge Woods Preserve Location Located at the intersection of Langram and Thompson Road, the preserve is a short walk from Perry’s Cave and Family Fun Center, the Put-in-Bay airport, and the Lake Erie Islands Nature and Wildlife Center. The Put-in-Bay Condos are also very close... more information
Alfred Parker Park

Alfred Parker Park

Put-in-Bay is home to many parks, from large to postage stamp size. Each one offers its own unique landscape and view. One of the smallest on the island is the delightful .45 acre Captain Alfred Parker Park. Alfred Parker Park Location The park is located on the west side of South Bass Island just past the DuPont Avenue/West Shore Boulevard intersection. It’s about a thirty minute walk from downtown Put-in-Bay. Alfred Parker Park Details Captain Alfred Parker was the skipper... more information

Take a stroll and enjoy one of our Put-in-Bay parks. Each park is different and allows for a quieter and more serene time on the island.