Grand Lake Saint Marys SP--West Bank Rd. Breakwall

Tips for Birding

There is a small parking lot at the Boardwalk Grill restaurant which is directly across the road from the breakwall. You can walk out on the breakwall, but it is easier to scan the breakwall from the bike path that runs along the shoreline parallel to the road. A scope can be useful, but binoculars are good enough for the breakwall as it is relatively close to the path.

About Grand Lake Saint Marys State Park

Grand Lake Saint Marys lies along one of the country’s major migration routes. Waterbirds using the lake as a resting stop include Canada geese, ducks, grebes, swans, egrets, loons, herons, cormorants, and ospreys. Many ducks, geese, and heron also nest here. Bald eagles, magnificent birds long absent from the area, have again nested on the southwest corner of the lake at the wildlife refuge. Other animals of the park include fox squirrel, mink, raccoon, beaver, coyote, white-tailed deer and many others.

Content from Grand Lake Saint Marys State Park webpage and Josh King