South Bass Island

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South Bass Island
Coordinates: 41.6513668, -82.8194046
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South Bass Island SP
Coordinates: 41.64365, -82.8354979
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South Bass Island–Coopers Woods
Coordinates: 41.6473583, -82.8223014
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South Bass Island–Dodge Woods Preserve
Coordinates: 41.6437905, -82.8220569
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South Bass Island–Jane Coates Wildflower Trail
Coordinates: 41.6340927, -82.8372346
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South Bass Island–Lake Erie Islands Nature and Wildlife Center
Coordinates: 41.6415417, -82.8314236
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South Bass Island–Lighthouse
Coordinates: 41.6289661, -82.8408194
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South Bass Island–Massie Cliffside Preserve
Coordinates: 41.6610004, -82.8040838
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South Bass Island–Oak Point SP
Coordinates: 41.6565613, -82.8259921
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South Bass Island–Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial
Coordinates: 41.6543678, -82.8113151
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South Bass Island–Scheeff East Point Nature Preserve
Coordinates: 41.6645303, -82.7936983
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South Bass Island–Terwilligers Pond
Coordinates: 41.6569583, -82.8267646
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Tips for birding South Bass Island
South Bass Island State Park, Perry’s Memorial, and Scheef East Point Nature Preserve are stops on the the Lake Erie Birding Trail.

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

Restrooms at South Bass Island State Park and Perry’s Memorial.