Turkey Creek Metropark

Conneaut, Ohio 44030
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Turkey Creek Metropark
Coordinates: 41.973787, -80.529277
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Yellow sign at the road bend where State Line Road begins heading north
Sign marks the eastern edge of Turkey Creek Metropark

Looking North along State Line Road, Turkey Creek Metropark is on the left side of the road

Photos by Kim Nordquest

Tips for birding Turkey Creek Metropark
Access to Turkey Creek Metropark is from Pennsylvania via the State Line Road. Travel from Ashtabula to Conneaut along US-20 and continue into Pennsylvania on US-20. Make a left turn on Rudd Road just where PA-5 breaks off to the north. Continue to wend your way north and west along back roads which are part of Roderick IBA until you come to State Line Road. Go north on State Line Road toward Lake Erie. The land on the west side of State Line Road is Turkey Creek Metroparks. You may park along this dirt road or at a pull-off. When you reach the Lake Erie bluff the road makes a right turn back into Pennsylvania. There is a little parking on the roadside at this 90 degree turn and a trail there leads back into Turkey Creek close to the bluff. This park was only recently acquired by the county but will be developed in the future. There is more parking about 100 m down the road into Pennsylvania.
From Kim Nordquest

About Turkey Creek Metropark
Turkey Creek Metropark is 602 acres on Thompson Road and Lake Road near Conneaut, Ohio. This largely inaccessible by Ohio road protected property forms the easternmost section of Lake Erie shoreline. Turkey Creek is now a Metroparks preserve with 225 acres of wooded wetlands, rare species of plants and wildlife, with 3 miles of Turkey Creek, an outstanding trout fishing stream.
From Turkey Creek Metropark webpage

No restroom facilities.

End of State Line Road at Lake Erie bluff and main trail entrance to Turkey Creek Metropark
Roadside parking.

Primitive trail entrance to Turkey Creek Metropark along State Line Road
Leave your ATV at home

Main trail is primitive two track with water hazards
Wear boots

Further down the main trail

Lake Erie is encroaching on the trail

Short rise in trail before descent to Turkey Creek

Mouth of Turkey Creek and estuary

Obelisk erected 1881 to mark state border according to 1786 documentation