Wellington Upground Reservoir

Jones Road
Wellington, Ohio 44090
Wellington Upground Reservoir (Lake Erie Birding Trail) webpage
Wellington Upground Reservoir Rules brochure

Also, see Black River-West Branch Important Bird Area, Lorain County Birding Drive, and Southwest Lorain County Circle Birding Drive

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Wellington Upground Reservoir
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Photo by Ken Ostermiller

Except for handicapped vehicles, parking is not permitted at the boat launch. Park in the lot below and walk up the stairs. Local police do sometimes visit and will ask people to move their cars from the boat ramp area.

Tips for birding Wellington Upground Reservoir
From Ohio Ornithological Society website
From Lake Erie Birding Trail website

A spotting scope is especially helpful at this reservoir. There is parking for handicapped placarded vehicles at top of the drive to the boat ramp. You can observe birds from the boat ramp with a scope. The 2-mile walking trail around the reservoir can provide closer views of birds.
From Ken Ostermiller

About the Wellington Upground Reservoir
Wellington Upground Reservoir is known primarily for the large numbers of waterfowl that stop in fall migration. Nearly every species of diving duck can be seen, sometimes at one time. Massive numbers of American Coots and Ruddy Ducks also gather in late fall. Common Loons can be expected, especially in April and November. Osprey and Bald Eagles are regular visitors.
From Wellington Upground Reservoir (Lake Erie Birding Trail) webpage

No restroom facilities. There are restrooms at the Wellington Reservation across Jones Road.

Handicap parking is at the top of the dike at the boat ramp overlooking the reservoir.