The Res is closed to the public Monday through Thursday this summer from June 12th through August 14th for the YMCA youth camp. Visitors may contact the rangers for availability.
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.
The Res is dedicated to the preservation of a natural place where outdoor education and recreation work side by side to establish an outdoor ethic in our community, especially among our youth, to enhance the wonders of nature in us all. In other words, “Where Recreation and Education Meet Nature.”