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.


Blue Heron Reserve (County Park)
  • Official Site
  • Brochure
  • Posts at TrekOhio
  • Location:
    • 2134 C.R. 260, Vickery, Ohio 43464
    • GPS coordinates: 41.402516, -82.953733
    • View on Google Maps
  • 160 acres in all
  • 2.92 miles of total trail
  • Supported activities:
    • Cross-country skiing
    • Good site for bird watching
  • Facilities:
    • Boardwalk
  • Miscellaneous info: Boardwalk and grassy trails through fen, wetlands
Countryside Park (County Park)
  • Official Site
  • Trail Map
  • Location:
    • 1970 Countryside Place, Fremont, Ohio 43420
  • 20 acres in all
  • 0.23 miles of paved, walking path
  • Supported activities:
    • Cross-country skiing
  • Facilities:
    • Handicap accessible
Creek Bend Farm (County Park)
  • Official Site
  • Trail Map
  • Park Map
  • Location:
    • State Route 590, Lindsey, Ohio
  • 310 acres in all
  • 4.2 miles of total trail
  • Supported activities:
    • Fishing
    • Cross-country skiing
    • Good site for bird watching
  • Facilities:
    • Nature center
    • Historic farm
Green Creek Township Property (County Park)
  • Official Site
  • 90 acres in all
  • Miscellaneous info: Currently undeveloped, closed to the public.
Muddy Creek Reserve (County Park)
  • Official Site
  • Location:
    • Off of C.R. 157, Rice Twp, Ohio
  • 82 acres in all
  • Miscellaneous info: As of December 2017, it is undeveloped and open for scheduled program use only.
Mull Covered Bridge (County Park)
  • Official Site
  • Location:
    • 1515 C.R. 9, Fremont, Ohio 43420
  • 1 acre in all
  • Miscellaneous info: Covered bridge
North Coast Inland Trail (Bike Path)
  • Official Site
  • Trail Map
  • Trail descriptions
  • 65 miles of total trail
  • Supported activities:
    • Cross-country skiing
  • Miscellaneous info: This is the skinniest park in Lorain County, since it is just wide 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.
Pickerel Creek (State Wildlife Area)
  • Official Site
  • Wildlife Area Map
  • Official GPS Coordinates:
    • GPS coordinates: 41.4262925, -82.9718176
    • View on Google Maps
  • Pickerel Creek Office:
    • 4300 Dew Drop Rd., Vickery, Ohio 43464
    • GPS coordinates: 41.4332658, -82.9631156
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  • Natural Resources Dept.:
    • 3451 Co Rd 256, Vickery, Ohio 43464
    • GPS coordinates: 41.4359037, -82.9640245
    • View on Google Maps
  • 3,200 acres in all
  • Supported activities:
    • Fishing
    • Hunting
    • Good site for bird watching
  • Facilities:
    • Observation deck
Resthaven (State Wildlife Area)
  • Official Site
  • Wildlife Area Map
  • Official GPS Coordinates:
    • GPS coordinates: 41.4157175, -82.8292458
    • View on Google Maps
  • 2,272 acres in all
  • Supported activities:
    • Fishing
    • Hunting
    • Good site for bird watching
    • Low-horsepower boating (depending on the park, this may mean boats with electric motors, boats whose motors do not exceed a specific horsepower, or boats with any horsepower motor as long as no wake is generated; check the official site for details)
  • Facilities:
    • Handicap accessible
  • Miscellaneous info: Handicapped accessible fishing pier; a handicapped access lane is located on the south side of Oxbo Road (Accessible Electric APV Trail – Permit Required); service roads and dike systems allow foot traffic for wildlife viewing; dog training areas; Resthaven is the site of Ohio’s largest prairie remnant.
Ringneck Ridge Wildlife Area (County Park)
  • Official Site
  • Trail Map
  • Main Parking Lot:
    • 1818 County Road 74, Gibsonburg, Ohio 43431
    • GPS coordinates: 41.3904327, -83.2818301
    • View on Google Maps
  • 360 acres in all
  • Unspecified mileage of hiking trail
  • Supported activities:
    • Hunting
    • Good site for bird watching
  • Miscellaneous info: Contact Park District to obtain permission to hunt. The public is allowed to walk anywhere on the grounds except during hunting season.
Shelley Wetland (County Park)
  • Official Site
  • Location:
    • Co Rd 177 & Co Rd 292, York Township, Ohio 44811
  • 17 acres in all
  • Miscellaneous info: Area closed to the public. Open for scheduled program use only.
White Star Park (County Park)
  • Official Site
  • Trail Map
  • Operations Office:
    • 901 S. Main, Gibsonburg, Ohio 43431
  • Campground:
    • 910 S. Main, Gibsonburg, Ohio 43431
  • Barn and Log Cabin:
    • 5013 C.R. 65, Gibsonburg, Ohio 43431
  • Trail by the Tracks/Sledding Parking:
    • 4899 C.R. 65, Gibsonburg, Ohio 43431
  • Horse Trail Parking Lot:
    • 1146 C.R. 66, Gibsonburg, Ohio 43431
  • Doug Haubert Wetland Parking Lot:
    • 1330 C.R. 66, Gibsonburg, Ohio 43431
  • 797 acres in all
  • Trail information:
    • 5.9 miles of walking trails
    • Unspecified mileage of bridle trails
  • Supported activities:
    • Fishing
    • Hunting
    • Camping
    • Mountain biking
    • Cross-country skiing
    • Horseback riding
  • Facilities:
    • Restroom facilities
    • Swimming beach
  • Miscellaneous info: 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)
Wolf Creek Park (County Park)
  • Official Site
  • Brochure
  • North entrance: Picnic Area/Canoe Launch:
    • 2409 OH-53, Fremont, Ohio 43420
    • GPS coordinates: 41.277436, -83.169473
    • View on Google Maps
  • South entrance: Campground & Hiking Trails:
    • 2701 OH-53, Fremont, Ohio 43420
    • GPS coordinates: 41.2676318, -83.1702359
    • View on Google Maps
  • 93 acres in all
  • Trail information:
    • 1.3 miles of total trail
    • Unspecified mileage for that portion of the Buckeye Trail passing through the park
  • Supported activities:
    • Fishing
    • Camping
    • Cross-country skiing
    • Good site for bird watching
    • Paddling
  • Facilities:
    • Restroom facilities
    • Part of the Buckeye Trail passes through the area

Last Update: Sep 24, 2018






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