Ruby Woodland/Wildlife Area (no signage yet)

The Ruby wildlife area is about 60 acres.This unique area is not open to the public yet but will be in the near future. The area has some incredible attributes to offer. A crystal clear bedrock stream flows through the property supporting a highly diverse ecosystem. There are rolling hills and an area resembling a Prairie Oak Savanna, large old growth oaks inhabit the area to the South. A wide open meadow lies through the central part of the property.

Acquired in February of 2008 the Ruby property was sold to the conservation board as a way to protect and preserve the area. It’s a beautiful area with many unique and rare qualities showcasing the landscape of central Hardin County. Hardin County was very fortunate to receive a REAO grant to help acquire the property from the Ruby Family.


Located on the South East edge of Steamboat Rock


Ruby Wildlife area consists of 33 acres of forest and 25 acres of prairie. The Ruby Wildlife Area contains 22 acres of forest. All of which is open to public hunting and recreation.

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