Mishawaka Res

The Res is a youth and nature preserve located on the east side of Mishawaka, Indiana. Surrounded by urban uses, the heavily wooded grounds are habitat to a wide variety of birds, animals, and wild flowers.

Originally founded in 1920 as a Boy Scout Reservation, “The Res” is now owned by the non-profit organization, The Preservation of the Res, Inc. The Board of Directors consists of 15 members who represent the local community and the Charter Members of the Preservation of the Res, Inc.

Come visit us! Feel free to walk the trails and explore the grounds. Our facilities are also available for rentals and events.

Our Mission

The Res provides our community with a natural space to facilitate education, recreation, and nature appreciation.

Update on Res Rentals

The Res Board of Directors has decided on the following details for opening up Jernegan Lodge again for rentals.

  • Beginning on May 24th, Jernegan Lodge may be rented by the public
  • Renters will be expected to wear masks and follow social distancing rules. This is in accordance with the St. Joseph County order through September 7th.
  • The lodge holds 70 people which is under the state guidelines of 100 people for social gatherings
  • The trails remain open for the public to walk until 8:00pm every day. There is no admission fee.

Share this information with family and friends. We hope that you have a safe and happy summer.

Check out https://mishawakares.org for information.

Please call the rangers for availability, booking, and any questions.


Scavenger Hunt for the Kids

Save the image below to your phone and take the kids out for a walk. See how many of the items your family can find.

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