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  • 69 - Scheeff East Point Nature Preserve

    Put-in-Bay Township Park District
    Eastern terminus of State Route 357
    South Bass Island, OH

    Public Access

    Open daily, year-round unless otherwise posted


    Hiking Trails

    GPS Coordinates

    N 41° 39’52.76"; W 82° 47'35.66"

    Driving Directions

    The preserve is the easternmost point of land on South Bass Island, and is reached by following State Route 357 east from Put-in-Bay until it ends.

    What to Look For

    The Put-in-Bay Township Park District aquired this nine-acre parcel in 2008 with the assistance if the Lake Erie Islands Chapter of the Black Swamp Conservancy and other partners. The park is located at the east end of State Route 357 and caps the easternmost tip of the island. Excellent views can be had of Lake Erie, and the beach--now composed mostly of crushed quagga and zebra mussel shells--sometimes hosts Ruddy Turnstones, Sanderlings, or other shorebirds. The much rarer Purple Sandpiper has also been recorded. Scheeff is a great vantage point to observe waterfowl, and its terrestrial habitats can hold large numbers of songbirds in migration.