Cedar Point NWR (restricted access)

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While Cedar Point National Wildlife Refuge is restricted access, Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge offers free guided tours. Sign up at the Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge visitor center.

About Cedar Point NWR (restricted access)

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Cedar Point National Wildlife Refuge was donated to the Fish and Wildlife Service in 1964 by the owners of the Cedar Point Shooting Club. Currently, the refuge consists of 2,445 acres of marsh, divided into three pools. The largest pool, almost 2,000 acres, is the largest contiguous marsh in Ohio’s Lake Erie marshes.

Most of the refuge is closed to the public, however, a fishing area is open from June to August. The refuge is managed by staff at Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge, in Oak Harbor.


  • Restrooms on site

  • Wheelchair accessible trail

  • Entrance fee

  • Roadside viewing

Content from Cedar Point National Wildlife Refuge webpage and Ken Ostermiller