Yetter Road Fishing Access
Port Clinton, Ohio 43452
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About the Sandusky Bay Bridge Access
The Sandusky Bay Bridge Access is a state-operated public fishing site approximately 4.2 miles west of Dempsey Fishing Access. The nearly mile-long access extending south into the waters of Sandusky Bay was once the northern causeway approach to the former Sandusky Bay Bridge. The former two-lane bridge connected Danbury Township in Ottawa County with the village of Bay View in Erie County. In 1965, the majority of the former bridge’s traffic was rerouted west to the new four-lane Thomas A. Edison Memorial Bridge (OH-2 and OH-269).
Prior to the Edison Bridge’s completion, the Bay Bridge was the only way for automobile traffic to cross Sandusky Bay. The old bridge featured a lift between the northern and southern causeway approaches, which remained open until 1985. The state removed the bridge’s center because of high maintenance costs. Following the center lift’s removal, both causeways became popular fishing sites.
Today, on some maps the state fishing access is marked as State Fishing Access/Yetter Road. The fishing access is just east of OH-269 and south off of East Bayshore Road in Danbury Township.
About Sandusky Bay
Sandusky Bay is one of the principal bodies of water in northern Ohio. It is situated in between Erie, Ottawa, and Sandusky counties and part of Lake Erie. It was identified as Lac (Lake) Sandouské on a 1718 map by Guillaume Delisle. It has also been referred to as Lake Junandat, Lake Otsandoske, Lake Sandusky, Sandoski Bay, Sandusky Bay, and Sandusky Lake. According to Francis Leroy Landacre, it is a “shallow, almost land-locked harbor averaging about twelve feet in depth, some fourteen or fifteen miles in length, with a width of something like two miles.” It contains numerous marshes and serves as an entry point for several streams. Sandusky Bay runs from Muddy Creek Bay to Cedar Point, which separates Sandusky Bay from Lake Erie. The Sandusky River drains into the bay at its westernmost point.
The Thomas A. Edison Memorial Bridge carries OH-2 and OH-269 across Sandusky Bay at its Eastern end. This is the only direct highway link between Ottawa and Erie Counties. Sandusky Bay can be viewed from Marblehead Lighthouse at Marblehead Lighthouse State Park. The Sandusky Bay Water Trail was dedicated on June 2, 2007, to provide recreational opportunities along Sandusky Bay. The water of Sandusky Bay is shallow and rarely clear.
Restrooms on site, portable toilets.