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Overview

White Owl Conservation Area lies along a one-third-mile stretch of the White River in a busy commercial district, offering a tranquil retreat in an urban area. Shorebirds, such as spotted sandpipers, frequent this preserve, along with mink and other semiaquatic species. An abundance of bees and butterflies visit flowers along the gravel bars in summer.

Situated just downstream from Oliver’s Woods, this nature preserve is intended to be the site of our second canoe launch in the near future. With the two riverine preserves linked by canoe launches, visitors will be able to paddle between them, experiencing nature from water and land.

CILTI is proud to partner with the Indiana Wildlife Federation to certify this property through the Certified Sustainable Trails program. With this partnership, we are ensuring this property is a wildlife-friendly habitat.

History of the Property

White Owl LLC donated this property to CILTI in 2013.

Planning your Visit

Park north of Fleming’s Steakhouse in the parking lot, then walk around to the back of the restaurant and look for preserve signs. Please follow boundary signs to explore this unique preserve along the White River.

Full Details
Assessibility Open to the Public
Water Feature Views of White River
Trails N/A
Parking Park north of Fleming's Steakhouse in the parking lot, then walk around to the back of the restaurant to find preserve signs.

Driving Directions

Park north of Fleming's Steakhouse in the parking lot on Union Chapel Road, off 82nd Street.

Google Maps Driving Directions

Current Weather

Partly Cloudy, 80°F
SW at 13 MPH