Lower Killbuck Creek Wildlife Area
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About Lower Killbuck Creek Wildlife Area
This 161-acre wildlife area is located in northeastern Ohio in Holmes County. The town of Killbuck lies one mile to the northeast. US-62 bisects the area, running east-west. The area lies at the edge of the glaciated region of Ohio, with flat, wetland topography.
Purchase of land for this wildlife area began in 2000. Additional land is being acquired as funds become available, from willing sellers. The ODNR Division of Wildlife is acquiring land in this area because of the quality wetland habitats and associated wildlife species that are found here. The wetlands in the Killbuck Creek Valley (Wayne, Holmes, and Coshocton counties) are the largest complex of wetlands remaining in Ohio, away from Lake Erie. 90 percent of Ohio’s original wetlands have been destroyed. This wildlife area is managed for wetland wildlife and the associated public recreational opportunities.
Wood duck, mallard, Canada geese, muskrat, and raccoon are the principal game and furbearer species. Beaver are common and have created excellent habitat for many furbearers, birds, fish, frogs, and turtles. River otters have been documented on the area, as well as bald eagles and trumpeter swans. A great variety of nesting and migrant birds utilize the area and the adjacent private wetlands. Killbuck Creek and the channels and oxbows support good populations of Northern pike and various rough fish, along with some panfish.
County and township roads provide good access to the wildlife area. More small parking lots will be constructed as more land is purchased.
From Lower Killbuck Creek Wildlife Area webpage
No restroom facilities.