East Fork SP--Reisinger Rd. Boat Ramp

About this Location

There is a powerline corridor adjacent where you can sometimes see hawks on the lines or birds in the grasses.

Reisinger Road is adjacent to plowed fields where there can be birds like longspurs and snow bunting in fall and winter, and meadowlarks and sparrows in the spring and summer.

Parking is at the boat ramp at the end of the road. There is no trail, it is very helpful to have a scope to view birds out on the lake. Winter is often the best season at this hotspot because of the waterfowl migrating and staying the winter, plus the sparrows, snow buntings, and longspurs congregate on the side of the road.

About East Fork State Park

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Clermont County’s rolling hills and meandering river valleys provide a colorful backdrop for spacious East Fork State Park. Shaped by the forces of the Illinoian and Wisconsinan glaciers, the East Fork region is characterized by beautiful hill country scenery and is noted for the occurrence of remnant prairie habitats. Illinoian glacial deposits are not common in Ohio but can be observed at East Fork and the surrounding area.

East Fork’s diverse landscape includes dry-forested hills, rocky cascades, abandoned farmlands, thickly grown floodplains, marshy grasslands, and swamp forests. This diversity lends well to an abundance of plant and animal life. Woodlands are composed of beech, sugar maple, red and white oak, shagbark hickory, and wild black cherry. The swamp forests contain silver maple, American elm, sycamore, and black gum. The meadows and remnant prairies contain big bluestem grass and purple coneflower among others.

Animals of the area include eastern plains garter snake, fence lizard, red fox, deer, raccoon, Canada geese, song sparrow, eastern meadowlark, and the barn swallow.

Restrooms are closed from late November to early May on the south side. The north side has open restrooms all season (no heat).


  • Restrooms on site

  • Roadside viewing

  • Wheelchair accessible trail

  • Entrance fee

Content from East Fork State Park webpage, Rudy Iles, Kathi Hutton, Tony Dornbusch, 6 Amazing Day Hikes on the Buckeye Trail, and Ohio Ornithological Society