Hoover Reservoir--Maxtown Boat Launch

Hoover Reservoir--Maxtown Boat Launch

Sunbury Road Westerville, Ohio 43082

Hoover Reservoir map

Also, see all the hotspots at:
Big Walnut Important Bird Area
Hoover Reservoir Birding Drive

About this Location

The Maxtown Boat Launch is located at the end of Maxtown Road near the intersection with Sunbury Road. There is a parking lot before you reach the Red Bank Marina which provides birders with access to views of the reservoir. Many ducks, geese, and other water fowl have been reported from this observation point.

About Hoover Reservoir

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Hoover Reservoir consists of 5,026 total acres. This is made up of 3,843 Water acres at normal water levels and 1,183 Land acres that include The Hoover Nature Preserve that is just over 925 acres. There are areas of open water, wetland swamp, wetland forest, riparian corridors, deciduous forest, pine stands, prairie remnants, and seasonal mudflats. The main roads around Hoover Reservoir are Sunbury Road, Big Walnut Road, Tussic Street, and South Old 3C Highway on the West; Sunbury Road on the North; Sunbury Road, Red Bank Road and Schott Road on the East; and Central College Road on the South. Smothers Road crosses the reservoir along the Franklin-Delaware County line.


  • Restrooms on site

Content from Ohio Ornithological Society