About the Res

The Res is a 23-acre 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.

The Res has facilities and outdoor space for rent by groups, schools, and the general public. We can accommodate many types of groups and events including youth camps, church services and retreats, weddings, graduation and birthday parties, work retreats, field trips, and nature walks. There are beautiful areas for doing a photography session, or feel free to walk the trails and explore the grounds. Please ahead call to schedule whenever possible.

Please contact us for more information. 

Trail Map

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