Hueston Woods State Park–Marina
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Hueston Woods State Park is in Butler and Preble counties. The eastern part of Acton Lake is in Butler County. The western part of the lake is in Preble County. See the state park map below for the location of the county line.
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Tips for birding Hueston Woods State Park Marina
There is a bird blind for observing birds on the lake in the marina area.
From Tina Gallops
Main Loop Road will take you to the nature center and marina area. The nature center has two bird feeders during the winter months. The cattails by the group camp are good places to look for Swamp Sparrow from fall to spring. A Fox Sparrow could turn up in the same vicinity. The surrounding areas are good places to look for the field and water species.
From Cincinnati Audubon website
About Hueston Woods State Park Marina
Open daylight to dark, seasonally. The marina offers a snack bar, bait shop, and boats that are available for rent. Pontoon, motorboats, rowboats, canoes, and paddleboats are available for rent.
From Hueston Woods State Park Marina webpage
About Hueston Woods State Park
The rich soils of the area are part of the glacial till plains of western Ohio. Early settlers cleared the dense woodlands to farm the fertile soil. Nearly all of Ohio’s original forest has since vanished. However, one unique stand of virgin timber remains at Hueston Woods. Over 200 acres have been protected and provide visitors with a glimpse of Ohio’s primeval forest. Stately beech and sugar maple tower above the abundance of ferns, wildflowers and other woodland species. In 1967, the 200-acre forest was designated a National Natural Landmark by the National Park Service.
Hueston Woods State Park located in southwest Ohio has an enormous wealth of natural resources. The limestone bedrock of the area is evidence of an ancient shallow sea that once covered Ohio. Much of the limestone is the magnesium-bearing type called dolomite. Fossilized remains of ancient marine animals are so abundant that people from all over the world come to Hueston Woods to collect them.
From Hueston Woods State Park website
Restrooms are located at the marina. Restrooms and handicap accessible facilities at locations identified on Hueston Woods State Park map.