Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge (Ottawa County)

Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge
Oak Harbor, Ohio 43449
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Ottawa NWR (Ottawa Co.)
Coordinates: 41.616084, -83.2284737
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Use this hotspot for checklists of birds seen at various locations in the Ottawa County section of Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge. Whenever possible, please use more specific hotspot locations.

Ottawa NWR–Adam Grimm Prairie
Coordinates: 41.6119771, -83.2585144
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Ottawa NWR–Boss Unit
Coordinates: 41.5991334, -83.1838739
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Ottawa NWR–Crane Creek Estuary (Ottawa Co.)
Coordinates: 41.6199179, -83.2219934
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Ottawa NWR–Darby Unit (restricted access)
Coordinates: 41.529399, -82.9914093
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Ottawa NWR–Entrance Pool
Coordinates: 41.607942, -83.200532
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Ottawa NWR–Fox Unit
Coordinates: 41.6019464, -83.2071491
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Ottawa NWR–Kontz Unit, Bodi and Lemon Roads
Coordinates: 41.6019013, -83.1620407
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Ottawa NWR–Little Portage Unit (view from roadside only)
Coordinates: 41.4794629, -83.0843252
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Ottawa NWR–Lower Toussaint Unit (restricted access)
Coordinates: 41.574281, -83.1083322
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Ottawa NWR–Marinewood Unit
Coordinates: 41.5169611, -83.0239488
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Ottawa NWR–Middle Toussaint Unit
Coordinates: 41.572232, -83.172787
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Ottawa NWR–Navarre Marsh (restricted access)
Coordinates: 41.5933645, -83.0770683
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Ottawa NWR–Nehls Memorial Preserve
Coordinates: 41.5366748, -82.8475668
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Ottawa NWR–Ottawa-Lucas Co. Rd. (Ottawa Co.)
Coordinates: 41.6228213, -83.2538098
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Ottawa NWR–Pool 1 Trail
Coordinates: 41.6170144, -83.1955576
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Ottawa NWR–Show Pool
Coordinates: 41.61259, -83.200789
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Ottawa NWR–Stange Prairie
Coordinates: 41.6108194, -83.2393654
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Ottawa NWR–Turkey Run Unit
Coordinates: 41.4788471, -83.0626055
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Ottawa NWR–Two Rivers Unit, O’Neal Rd. (restricted access)
Coordinates: 41.4979964, -83.0486394
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Ottawa NWR–Two Rivers Unit, West Portage River South Rd.
Coordinates: 41.4995817, -83.0654109
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Ottawa NWR–Upper Toussaint Unit
Coordinates: 41.5525715, -83.209783
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Ottawa NWR–Visitor Center and Boardwalk
Coordinates: 41.607517, -83.2096338
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Ottawa NWR–Walking Trail Pools
Coordinates: 41.616914, -83.206479
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Ottawa NWR–Walking Trail Woodland
Coordinates: 41.6116242, -83.2031965
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Ottawa NWR–West Harbor Landing
Coordinates: 41.5288538, -82.8578585
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Ottawa NWR–Wildlife Drive (Ottawa Co.)
Coordinates: 41.6113354, -83.213625
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Ottawa NWR–Woodies Roost Trail
Coordinates: 41.6085817, -83.1872112
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Black Swamp Bird Observatory and Trails
Coordinates: 41.6051585, -83.1933045
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Stange Rd. @ Krause Rd.
Coordinates: 41.6112513, -83.2408112
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Please, be safe. It is never safe to stop your car on OH-2 in this area. State and local police ticket drivers pulled over to the side of this highway.

Ohio Birding Day Hikes
Crane Creek Estuary Trail
Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge Trails

Tips for birding Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge
Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge is a stop on the Lake Erie Birding Trail.

About Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge
Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge spans two counties. The northern part of the refuge is in Lucas County and the southern part is in Ottawa County.

Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge provides valuable habitat for a diversity of waterfowl and other migratory birds, resident wildlife, and endangered and threatened species. It provides a place for people to enjoy wildlife-dependent activities and learn about the complexities of the natural world through education and interpretive programming.

Ottawa Refuge is located in northwest Ohio. The entrance is located 15 miles east of Toledo, Ohio or 16 miles west of Port Clinton, Ohio on OH-2. The entrance road is located on the north side of OH-2.

Visitors should stop at the visitor center which opened in 2007. This beautiful lodge style building welcomes you and tells the refuge story. The building is open daily from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

There are ten miles of hiking trails. These trails travel through a variety of habitats and start behind the visitor center or from the trailhead parking lot.

The refuge auto tour is open on scheduled days from 8 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The auto tour travels through areas of the refuge not otherwise open to the general public. See the calendar of events for open dates.
From Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge webpage

Restrooms at Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge are available at the Visitor Center (flush toilets) and at the parking lot for trails (non-flush toilets).