Natural Areas

Kent State University Kent Campus is located in the City of Kent in northeast Ohio in Portage County. Kent sits along the Cuyahoga River, which drains into the Lake Erie watershed. Portage County is in the Glaciated Allegheny Plateau, with evidence of rolling hills, bogs, and kettle lakes. The Kent Campus has a variety of habitats including forested areas, vernal pools, wetlands, pollinator habitat, a prairie, five formal gardens, and two campus gardens. University Facilities Management's Grounds crews maintain the 950 acres of the Kent Campus. We take immense pride in the beautification of our campus and realize the importance of a clean, healthy, and safe environment.