Oak Harbor, Ohio 43449Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge website
Also, see all the hotspots at:
Lake Erie Western Basin Important Bird Area
The Navarre Marsh unit is about five miles east of the refuge around the Davis-Besse Nuclear Power Station. Access to this area is by permit only.
See all hotspots at Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge
Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge provides valuable habitat for a diversity of waterfowl and other migratory birds, resident wildlife, and endangered and threatened species. It provides a place for people to enjoy wildlife-dependent activities and learn about the complexities of the natural world through education and interpretive programming.
Ottawa Refuge is located in northwest Ohio. The entrance is located 15 miles east of Toledo, Ohio, or 16 miles west of Port Clinton, Ohio on OH-2. The entrance road is located on the north side of OH-2.
Visitors should stop at the visitor center which opened in 2007. This beautiful lodge-style building welcomes you and tells the refuge story. The building is open daily from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
There are ten miles of hiking trails. These trails travel through a variety of habitats and start behind the visitor center or from the trailhead parking lot.
The refuge wildlife drive is open on scheduled days from 8 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The wildlife drive allows vehicles to travel through areas of the refuge not otherwise open to the general public. See the calendar of events for open dates.
Restrooms on site
Wheelchair accessible trail
Content from Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge website, Friends of Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge webpage, Friends of Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge website, and Ohio Ornithological Society