Hours and Info

6:30am to 10pm April to September
6:30am to 8pm October to March
Phone: 614.906.3149
Nature Center: 614.846.9962
Reservations: 614.508.8111 (M-F 8am–4pm)


Highbanks is named for its massive 100-foot-high shale bluff towering over the Olentangy State Scenic River. Tributary streams cutting across the bluff have created a number of deep ravines in the eastern part of the 1,200-acre park. Ohio and Olentangy shales, often containing outstanding large concretions, are exposed on the bluff face and sides of the ravines.