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Woodland Trails Wildlife Area
Coordinates: 39.665707, -84.672625
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About Woodland Trails Wildlife Area
Woodland Trails Wildlife Area is located seven miles south of Eaton near the town of Camden. About two-thirds of the area is woods located mostly along the steep hillsides of Paint Creek. The remaining one-third of the area is open land consisting of mixtures of grasses and shrubs. Paint Creek is a small stream with a one-mile stretch located along the western boundary of the wildlife area.

The purchase of this wildlife area took place in 2000, from the Miami Valley Council of the Boy Scouts of America. Partners in the purchase with ODNR Division of Wildlife were National Wild Turkey Federation, Quail Unlimited, Friends of the National Rifle Association, and the Preble County Outdoor Alliance. Future habitat management plans are to plant tallgrass prairies and construct several wetlands in the gently rolling uplands, and improvement and protection of existing woodlands.

Currently, no ponds are located in the area. Cottontail rabbits, bobwhite quail, white-tailed deer, fox squirrel, Eastern wild turkey, woodcock, wood duck, mourning dove, woodchuck, raccoon, coyote, fox, mink, and opossum are the main game species found in the area. Many kinds of nesting and migrant birds use the area. Many songbirds migrate through in spring and fall, and hawks stop over during fall migration. A variety of songbirds can be found all year. Bird watching is a prime form of recreation and enjoyment for many visitors.

A parking lot off Tucker Road has been constructed to provide easy access to the area.
From Woodland Trails Wildlife Area webpage

No restroom facilities.