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  • At-a-Glance
  • What to Look For
  • Noteworthy Rarities
  • Natural Features
  • Local Resources
  • 76 - Mallard Club State Wildlife Area

    Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Wildlife
    8299 Cedar Point Road
    Oregon, OH 43618

    419.424.5000

    Public Access

    Open all day, year-round

    Amenities

    Hiking Trails, Handicap Accessible Trails

    GPS Coordinates

    N 41° 40'29.58"; W 83° 20'56.79"

    Driving Directions

    Exit I-280 at State Route 2 and go east to N. Curtis Road. Go north on Curtis Road to Cedar Point Road. Turn east on Cedar Point Road to the Mallard Club Marsh parking lots.

    What to Look For

    This wildlife area offers an excellent and easily accessible immersion into a diverse Lake Erie coastal marsh. Walk the dikes that extend due north towards Lake Erie, which bisect the 402-acre marsh. Early morning or near dusk is best, as that's when the various marsh birds are at their most vocal. American Moorhen should easily be found, and Marsh Wrens are frequent. The marsh is fabulous for migrant waterfowl, especially in spring.

    Noteworthy Rarities

    A Garganey was present from May 19-25, 2002, and is one of only two Ohio records. Yellow-headed Blackbirds and Sedge Wrens turn up on occasion, and in some years, Black Terns may nest locally, as do King Rails.

    Natural Features

    A great number and diversity of dragonflies can be found in the marsh. Clouds of eastern and fragile forktails will flush from the vegetation as one walks the dikes, and dragonfly enthusiasts should keep watch for much rarer species such as striped saddlebags.