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Weather, Directions to our location, Sportsmen's Migratory Bird Center,
Magee Marsh Wildlife Area, Wildlife Area Maps, Area Bird Sightings,
Accommodation/Lodging, Restaurants/Refreshments

Current Weather

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Current weather conditions for Magee Marsh Wildlife Area
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Directions to Magee Marsh Wildlife Area

Magee Marsh is located at 13229 West State Route 2, Oak Harbor, Ohio 17 miles West of Port Clinton and 25 Miles East of Toledo. For a map, click here.


On the above map, the "purple place marker" shows the address on Route 2, the Wildlife Area entrance, to the west, is marked as Park Rd 1 on this map, but has been named "Denis Franklin Parkway".

GPS co-ordinates for the Bird Center Parking Lot are N 41.61118 and W 083.18838

The Wildlife Area entrance is a half mile east of the Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge entrance.

Sportsmens' Migratory Bird Center

Bird Center Hours

March through November

Monday-Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Saturday-Sunday* 11:00 am to 5:00 pm
*Open most Sundays, Call ahead for specific hours.

December through February

Monday-Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Wildlife Area


Open Dawn to Dusk
Restricted days and hours during fall waterfowl season for causeway, beach and boardwalk.


Here are two maps of Magee Marsh to help you find your way around. They are both in Adobe Acrobat pdf format. Map 1 the entire Wildlife Area (three maps in one) and Map 2 the Boardwalk.

You will need the free Adobe Reader to open and print these.

Click on the image to download from the Adobe website.    

Bird Sightings

Visit world renowned Kenn Kaufman's "Best Bets for Birding" website.


South Beach Resort, 8620 E Bayshore Rd., Marblehead,

OH   43440 - 26 miles east.
email: info@sbresort.com
website: www.sbresort.com

Please contact Ottawa County Visitors Bureau - telephone 1-800-441-1271 for more accommodation options.

Maumee Bay State Park - 16 miles north west.

East Harbor State Park - 25 miles east.

Camp Sabroske - 7 miles south east.

Don't forget Oak Harbor - 10 miles south, Port Clinton - 17 miles east, Toledo - 25 miles west and Fremont - 21 miles south. You may be able to find accommodation to suit in these towns/cities.

All mileages are approximate.

Friends of Magee Marsh and the author of this page do not necessarily endorse the following businesses. They are posted here as a convenience to our visitors.
All distances from the Bird Center Parking Lot.

Nearby Restaurants

Barnside Creamery - Ice Cream, Dogs and Sandwiches. About 3 miles east of Magee Marsh... From the Bird Center parking lot, drive out to SR 2, turn left, travel east to the corner of State Route 2 and Route 19.

Blackberry Corners - Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner menus. 5.3 miles west of Magee Marsh... From the Bird Center parking lot, drive out to SR 2, turn right, travel west. Once you have traveled 3.9 miles prepare to turn left onto SR 579 and drive two country blocks (1.3 miles), the restaurant is on your left.
Friendly service and good value. * Closed Tuesdays. * Breakfasts 6:00 - 11:00 am, Wednesday through Sunday

Wild Wings - Bar food. 5.5 miles east of Magee Marsh... From the Bird Center parking lot, drive out to SR 2, turn left, travel east. On your left, behind the Gas Station.

Oak Harbor Restaurants

South south east of Magee Marsh (about 10 miles)... From the Bird Center parking lot, drive out to SR 2, turn left, travel east until you come to Route 19 (about 3 miles). Turn right and travel to the 2nd set of lights (intersection of Routes 19 and 163) Oak Harbor.

19th Hole Grille - Oak Harbor Golf Club, 10433 Oak Harbor SE Road, Oak Harbor, OH
Continue south through the lights at the intersection of routes 163 and 19, about 0.6 miles, turn left onto Oak Harbor SE Road, travel another 0.6 miles to the golf club entrance.

Open April 15 through October 1. "We have great sandwiches, salads, full service bar, and dinner entrees on Friday & Saturday nights."

Pizza Hut - 204 N Benton St, Oak Harbor, OH

Kozy Corners Restaurant - 501 W Oak St, Oak Harbor, OH
Right from light, go over the railroad track and turn right at the next set of lights, (N Benton St.) on the corner about two blocks up, on left.
Comfort food, good value. *** No CREDIT Cards accepted ***

Oak Pizza - Right from light on W Water St, Oak Harbor, OH

Pisanello's Pizza - Cnr of SR 19 & W Water St, Oak Harbor, OH

McDonald's - Left from light, it's on your left, Oak Harbor, OH