Egypt Valley Wildlife Area

Egypt Valley Wildlife Area

Morristown, Ohio 43759

Egypt Valley Wildlife Area webpage
Egypt Valley Wildlife Area map

Tips for Birding

No eBird hotspots have been established in the Guernsey County section of the Egypt Valley Wildlife Area. If you create a checklist in Guernsey County, please suggest a hotspot.

Egypt Valley Wildlife Area is a reclaimed strip mine area. There are some woods, some cattail swamps, and quite a few ponds. Most of the area is grasslands and pasture. The area is being overgrown by an invasive shrub (not sure of the species) so in a few years except where grazed or mowed it may be completely covered by shrubs.

Take CR-108 north out of Hendrysburg and you enter the area immediately. From Flushing, take OH-149 south to Smith Road (CR-104), then turn right. Two or three miles will get you to the area. When you see the high walls you are there. The state has posted small yellow signs.

Open all year during daylight hours.

Birds of Interest

Winter
Rough-legged Hawk, Golden Eagle (possible).
Summer
Grassland sparrows.

About this Location

Egypt Valley Wildlife Area is situated in the southeastern part of Ohio, in Belmont and Guernsey counties. The primary access to the area is I-70 and OH-800. Morristown is located 3 miles east of the wildlife area. Land acquisition for the Egypt Valley Wildlife Area began in 1995 with 14,300 acres being purchased from The Conservation Fund. Ducks Unlimited, The National Wild Turkey Federation, and the Ruffed Grouse Society all partnered with the Division of Wildlife in the purchase and to date approximately 18,011 acres have been acquired. Piedmont Lake, a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers lake, managed by the Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District is located in the middle of the two land parcels that make up Egypt Valley Wildlife Area.

No restroom facilities.

Content from Egypt Valley Wildlife Area webpage and Ohio Ornithological Society