Ottawa NWR--Middle Toussaint Unit

About this Location

The Middle Toussaint now has a parking lot and kayak launch for visitors to use. During the hunting season, this is also a public hunting area. Friends of Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge raised funds for this site in 2017, and work is nearly complete thanks to the refuge’s great maintenance team! ​This will also be a great place to bird by boat or to just set up a chair and listen.

Directions from Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge: Travel east (left) on OH-2, then turn south (right) on Benton-Carroll Road. Turn east (left) on North Toussaint Road. The Middle Toussaint Unit will be on your left and right, approximately .75 mile down the road.

About 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.

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