Clay Pits

Findlay, Ohio 45840

Also, see Findlay Birding Drive

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Clay Pits–Strawbridge Pond
Coordinates: 41.0067684, -83.6253977
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Clay Pits–West of Marion Twn. Rd. 227 (view from roadside only)
Coordinates: 41.0073501, -83.6278224
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Blue Rock Nature Preserve
Coordinates: 41.0116248, -83.6432505
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About Clay Pits
The Clay Pits area, located immediately southeast of Findlay is a shallow strip-mined area created to provide “Blue” clay for clay shooting targets for the Remington Company in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Now long abandoned, these strip mines represent the largest area of wetlands in Hancock County and the surrounding region.

This area is roughly bordered by County Road 180 on the east, Park Street to the west, just north of Olive Street to the north, and Township Road 201 to the south.

Please, note that, with the exception of Blue Rock Nature Preserve in the extreme northwest part of the area, almost all of the Clay Pits area is private property. Please respect property rights. Do not enter private properties and bird from the roadside only.
From Bob Sams

No restroom facilities.