Plan Your Visit

Plan Your Visit

Cedar Point National Wildlife Refuge totals 2,445 acres of the historic Lake Erie marshes divided into three pools. The largest pool, almost 2,000 acres, is the largest contiguous marsh in Ohio's Lake Erie marshes. A small area is open from May - August for fishing, wildlife observation, and paddling.


Directions, Address & Contact Info

Cedar Point Refuge is located in Lucas County in northwest Ohio. To reach the Cedar Point Refuge fishing access, travel three miles east of Oregon, Ohio, or nine miles east of I-280, on State Route 2. Turn north on Yondota Road off of State Route 2. Travel two miles north from St. Rt. 2 on Yondota. The fishing access is at the end of an approximately 1/2-mile entrance road that turns to the left off of Yondota Road.

The refuge is managed by the Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge. Their address is 14000 West State Route 2, Oak Harbor, OH 43449. Phone is 419-898-0014, and e-mail is ottawa@fws.gov.

Points of Interest

The Cedar Point fishing access is open May 1 through August 31. There is a small parking lot off the Yondota Road entrance. The fishing areas are west and north of the parking lot. Bank fishing is allowed along the south side of the pond. A boat landing has been installed to allow use of small non-motorized watercraft. Birdwatching is permitted around the fishing area and can be very productive. Guided bus tours are available during some parts of the year, check the Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge calendar of events for dates.

Know Before You Go

The bank fishing in this location is done in a borrow pit from a high dike with very steep banks. Life jackets are recommended even when fishing from shore. Visitors should come prepared with drinking water and insect repellent.