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  • 67 - Petersen Woods & Kuehnle State Wildlife Area

    Lake Erie Islands Chapter of the Black Swamp Conservancy
    North side of Deist Road 1/4 mile east of Fox Road
    Middle Bass Island, OH 43456

    Public Access

    Open daily, year-round



    GPS Coordinates

    N 41° 41'22.66"; W 82° 48'14.34"

    Driving Directions

    Located at the northeast corner of Middle Bass Island at its narrowest point, just east of the junction of Deist and Fox roads

    What to Look For

    The only sizeable marsh on the island, this approximately 20-acre wildlife area is a deepwater mixed-emergent marsh and supports a variety of herons, waterfowl and shorebirds in season. It is also a great place for dragonfly-watching. Also look for Blanding's turtle and Lake Erie watersnake. Petersen Woods is a two-acre woodlot contiguous with the northwestern corner of the wildlife area. Located at the "neck" of the island at its northeastern corner, on the north side of Deist Road.