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  • 61 - Little Portage State Wildlife Area

    Ohio Department of Natural Resource Division of Wildlife
    Darr-Hopfinger Road, off of State Route 53

    419.424.5000

    Public Access

    Open all day year-round

    Amenities

    None

    GPS Coordinates

    N 41º 29'38.64"; W 83º 2'5.25"

    Driving Directions

    From State Route 53, four miles southwest of Port Clinton, go two miles west on Darr-Hopfinger Road.

    What to Look For

    The 407-acre wildlife area is primarily riverine wetlands, with the remainder in upland meadow and shrub-scrub. Large numbers of American Woodcock can be observed giving their aerial display flights in early spring, and impressive numbers of Wilson's Snipe can occur in migration. Although not always easy to see, there are often Virginia Rail and Sora, and sometimes American and Least bitterns. Good numbers of waterfowl can be present in both spring and fall migration.