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  • 79 - Bayshore Fishing Access

    Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Wildlife
    4900 Bayshore Road
    Oregon, OH 43616

    1-800-WILDLIFE

    Public Access

    Open all day, year-round

    Amenities

    Hiking Trails, Restrooms

    GPS Coordinates

    N 41° 41'21.63"; W 83° 25'54.78"

    Driving Directions

    From I-75, take I-280 South to the OH-65/Front Street exit. Turn right at Front Street, right at Consaul Street, and left at Otter Creek Road, which becomes Bayshore Road.

    What to Look For

    Enormous numbers of waterfowl often congregate in Maumee Bay in late fall and early spring. As many as 50,000 Lesser Scaup have been tallied, along with thousands of Canvasbacks and Common Mergansers. Bayshore Fishing Access is the best place to get a view of birds on the eastern side of the bay. This access is also close to the warm water release outlet from the nearby power plant, which keeps an open water area in winter. A foot path heads west from the parking lot and the brushy thickets in this area are always good for checking for migrant songbirds. At the path's end, the discharge channel from the power plant is visible. Black-crowned Night-Herons often overwinter here and can be seen roosting in shrubs along the waterway.