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  Huffman MetroPark
Huffman MetroPark
4439 Lower Valley Pike, Dayton, Ohio 45424
(937) 275-PARK (7275)
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Discover springtime at Huffman with a relaxing walk along the nature trail viewing wildflowers and migrating song birds. Dust off those fishing rods and get rid of cabin fever; try your luck in the Mad River or the lake (an Ohio fishing license is required). Don’t forget to check the mountain bike trail condition hotline at (937) 277-4374 to see when MoMBA is open and get out here and ride.

    • Huffman Dam, the lake and the Mad River Highlight this MetroPark. The 3 mile trail offers the opportunity for hiking and wildlife/bird watching. There is a picnic shelter and other picnic sites to enjoy, or go fishing in the lake or river. And of course there is MetroParks Mountain Bike Area (MoMBA) - so "Get Out and Ride!

    • Huffman Reserve was opened to the public on April 1, 1967. The land, part of the Mad River flood control system created in 1922 by the Miami Conservancy District, was leased in 1966 by Paul Lacouture, who was on the park district’s task force for buying land. He negotiated a lease contract with MCD to lease not only the Huffman land, but also the reserves surrounding the dams at Englewood, Taylorsville and Germantown for nature reserves that would be open to the public year round.


    • There are Handicap accessible parking areas and an accessible restroom.

    • Directions
      From 4 north exit to the right at Huffman Dam RD, proceed straight at the stop sign on to Lower Valley Pike, there will be two entrances on the right approximately ½ mile apart.
      From 4 south, turn left onto Huffman Dam Rd, take an immediate left onto Lower Valley Pike, there will be two entrances on the right approximately ½ mile apart.

      From 4, take Lower Valley Pike until it dead ends, turn left unto Union Rd, proceed straight at the stop sign at Baker Rd, the entrance will be on the left.

      From Harshman Rd, take Valley St south, turn left onto Union Schoolhouse Rd, Union Schoolhouse becomes Union Rd, the entrance will be on the right.

      Public Transporation
      No Direct Service

      Plan a Bus Trip!
      Learn about RTA's Bike Rack Program

    • Huffman is managed for natural diversity, from the wooded meadows to the river bottom lands to some old growth forest located in the MoMBA section of the park. The habitats draw many migrating birds including many species of ducks, gulls, herons, song birds, woodpeckers, and birds of prey.

Visitor Information

GPS Coordinates:
Latitude: 39.82715
Longitude: -84.022131

Park Hours:

  • April 1 - Oct. 31, 8 am to 10 pm
  • Nov. 1 - March 31, 8 am to 8 pm
  • Closed Christmas and New Year's Day

Parking: Free parking is available:   See map.

School Group Tours:
Available by request. Call to schedule.
View a list of Field Trips.

Pet Policy:
Dogs are welcome, but must be leashed and under control at all times.

4485 Union Road, Dayton, OH 45424
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Huffman MetroPark offers a place of serenity for those who want to get away and relax for a time while making a connection with nature. Huffman MetroPark also has amenities for those looking for an active escape into the natural realm. Huffman MetroPark is located conveniently just north of downtown Dayton and west of Fairborn and Beavercreek. The park is connected to these cities by the Kauffman Road Bikeway and soon by the Mad River Recreational Trail extension.
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