Sandusky County Parks & Nature Preserves

The following list of parks and preserves includes those managed by federal, state, county, and non-governmental agencies (such as the National Audubon Society, the Nature Conservancy, various historical societies, etc.).

We have tried to collect information on the activities and facilities available at various parks, but things may change without us knowing about it. So please double-check the information at the official site (click on the park’s name to go there).




Blue Heron Reserve (County Park)
  • 2134 C.R. 260, Vickery, OH 43464
  • GPS coordinates: N41.402516, W82.953733
  • Trail map
  • Park size: 160 acres
  • Total trail length: 2.92 miles
  • Good site for bird watching
  • Cross country ski trails
  • Boardwalk and grassy trails through fen, wetlands
  • Location on Google Maps
  • TrekOhio photos and descriptions of Blue Heron Reserve
Countryside Park (County Park)
  • 1970 Countryside Place, Fremont, OH 43420
  • Park size: 20 acres
  • At least some parts are handicap accessible
  • Cross country ski trails
Creek Bend Farm (County Park)
  • State Route 590, Lindsey
  • Trail map
  • Park size: 310 acres
  • Total trail length: 4.2 miles
  • Fishing (check the official site to see if there are any restrictions)
  • Good site for bird watching
  • Cross country ski trails
  • Historic farm
Green Creek Township Property (County Park)
  • Location:  C.R. 195 south of Clyde.
  • Park size: 90 acres
  • Not open 1/2013 – check official site for status
Muddy Creek Reserve (County Park)
  • Location: C.R. 157 in Rice Twp
  • Park size: 82 acres
  • Not open 1/2013 – check official site for status
Mull Covered Bridge (County Park)
  • 1515 C.R. 9, Fremont, OH 43420
  • Park size: 1 acre
  • Covered bridge
North Coast Inland Trail (Bike Path)
  • Trail map
  • Trail descriptions
  • Total trail length: 65 miles
  • Cross country ski trails
  • This is the skinniest park in Lorain County, since it is just waide enough for the trail and and its right-of-way. Besides being available to those walking and running, you can also do inline-skating and cycling, but not skate boarding. Cross-country skiing is also an option when weather conditions permit.
Pickerel Creek (State Wildlife Area)
  • Location: See above link for driving directions and maps.
  • Park size: 3,200 acres
  • Fishing (check the official site to see if there are any restrictions)
  • Hunting when in season with license. Please visit park web site for details.
  • Good site for bird watching
  • Observation tower
  • Wildlife Area Map for Pickerel Creek
Resthaven (State Wildlife Area)
  • Location: See above link for driving directions and maps.
  • Park size: 2,272 acres
  • Fishing (check the official site to see if there are any restrictions)
  • Hunting when in season with license. Please visit park web site for details.
  • Good site for bird watching
  • Wildlife Area Map for Resthaven
Ringneck Ridge Wildlife Area (County Park)
  • Location: S.R. 600 and C.R. 74. Parking lots are on C.R. 74. Main lot: 1818 C.R. 74, Gibsonburg, OH 43431Additional Parking: 2026 C.R. 74, Gibsonburg, OH 43431
  • Trail map
  • Park size: 360 acres
  • Hunting when in season with license. Please visit park web site for details.
  • Good site for bird watching
  • Contact Park District to obtain permission to hunt
Shelley Wetland (County Park)
  • Location: South of U.S. Route 20 in York Township at County Road 292 and 177.
  • Park size: 17 acres
  • Not open1/2013 – check official site for status
White Star Park (County Park)
  • 925 S. Main, Gibsonburg, Ohio 43431
  • Trail map
  • Park size: 797 acres
  • Fishing (check the official site to see if there are any restrictions)
  • Hunting when in season with license. Please visit park web site for details.
  • Camp sites
  • Mountain bike trails
  • Cross country ski trails
  • Restrooms
  • There is a water-filled quarry with an average depth of 40 ft. going as deep as 80 ft. Within the quarry people can swim, scuba dive, fish and use non-gas-powered boats. No ice fishing. There are also nature trails, bridle trails, primitive campsites, and picnic shelters. Individuals may hunt here after getting permission from local park officials.
Willow Point (State Wildlife Area)
  • Location: See above link for driving directions and maps.
  • Park size: 645 acres
  • Fishing (check the official site to see if there are any restrictions)
  • Hunting when in season with license. Please visit park web site for details.
  • Good site for bird watching
  • Wildlife Area Map for Willow Point
Wolf Creek Park (County Park)
  • Location: South of Fremont on S.R. 53
  • Trail map
  • Park size: 93 acres
  • Fishing (check the official site to see if there are any restrictions)
  • Good site for bird watching
  • Camp sites
  • Cross country ski trails
  • Restrooms
  • Boating, canoeing




Last Update: 2017-07-24 16:32:02

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