Hoover Reservoir--Twin Bridges Boat Ramp

Hoover Reservoir--Twin Bridges Boat Ramp

Red Bank Road Galena, Ohio 43021

Hoover Reservoir map

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

Birds of Interest

Here you will often find a wide selection of ducks during both spring and fall migration. This is also near the site of one of several Turkey Vulture roosts at Hoover Reservoir.

About this Location

Continue north on Sunbury Road across the causeway to the stop sign where the road "T"s. To the right is Red Bank Road. Follow Red Bank Road for about 0.75 miles to the Twin Bridges Launch Ramp. 

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

  • Wheelchair accessible trail

  • Roadside viewing

  • Entrance fee

Content from Ohio Ornithological Society

Last updated August 15, 2023