South Bass Island–Coopers Woods
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About Coopers Woods
Coopers Woods is 17 acres of woods, wildflowers, and caves with unmarked walking trails. Park in the lot at the Mother of Sorrows Catholic Church on Catawba Avenue to access the trails.
About South Bass Island
The 1,588 acre South Bass Island is only eclipsed by Kelleys Island in size among the Ohio Lake Erie islands. It receives the heaviest visitation of any island int he lake, Ohio or otherwise, thanks to the popular Put-in-Bay community. The year-round residents only number about 130, but their ranks are swollen by thousands of visitors from April through October.
As with the nearby islands, birding can be fabulous on South Bass Island, especially during migration when the trees can be full of songbirds. Tourist traffic is also lighter in early to mid-May and September when migrant numbers and diversity peak. The island is too large to readily cover by foot, but golf carts can be rented, or autos can be brought over via ferry.
From South Bass Island Lighthouse webpage
No restroom facilities.