Darke Wildlife Area
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Tips for birding Darke Wildlife Area
From US-36 in New Harrison drive north on New Harrison-Bradford Road for .6 mile. Turn left into the parking area for the middle section of the Darke Wildlife Area. There are similar parking areas in each of the other two sections of this wildlife area.
About Darke Wildlife Area
This 316-acre wildlife area lies in the gently rolling farming region of east central Darke County. It is six miles east of Greenville on the north side of US-36. The area comprises three separate tracts of land. Most of the area is in meadow and grain crops intermixed with several small woodlots and scattered brushy coverts found mostly along Bolton Run, which meanders through the area.
The initial purchase of land for a public hunting and fishing area began in 1960. The area was acquired primarily for fishing; seven ponds ranging from 1.5 to 4.5 acres in size have been constructed. Wildlife cover conditions have been improved by the establishment of extensive meadow cover interspersed with grain crops, a portion of which are left standing each winter. Several thousand trees and shrubs have been planted to provide permanent wildlife cover.
From Darke Wildlife Area webpage
No restroom facilities.