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Resthaven Wildlife Area

Castalia, OH
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Ranked #1 of 4 Attractions in Castalia
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Outdoors
Activities: Birdwatching
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Owner description: The Resthaven Wildlife Area, consisting of wetland, prairie, and forest, is the habitat for a number of plant and animal species, may of which are endangered. It also offers boating, fishing, and hunting opportunities.
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Castalia, Ohio, United States
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27 reviews 27 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

This is a great place to fish, plus its full of nature. You'll see Canadian geese, deer, pheasants, rabbits, turtles, snakes, frogs, etc...plus a myriad of birds.

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Castalia, Ohio
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

It's a little out of the way area just off Route 269, where folks fish and kayak. It's quiet and pretty, preferred by Canada geese.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013 via mobile

Loved the great fishing. TThere should be bathrooms since it is a state park. More ranger patrols. More piers for fishing. One is not big enough. Need trash receptables to cut down on trash dumping. Otherwise very peaceful and secluded.

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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2013 via mobile

Great Large Mouth Bass fishing. Please abide by the size limits posted. Have seen Bald Eagles there many times. Be sure to use bug spray with Deet to keep the ticks at bay. They can be quite bad there.

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Sandusky, Ohio
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86 reviews 86 reviews
58 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2012

This place is beautiful, but doesn't get lots of people. Pet friendly. I wouldn't walk here alone because it's so secluded feeling, but my husband and dog go all the time!!!

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Sandusky, Ohio
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49 reviews 49 reviews
24 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2012

This area is quite extensive, over 2,000 acres to explore. If you like to fish or just enjoy nature, this is the place to go in Erie County, Ohio. We love to bike here, there are many side roads to follow, but keep a map handy. Also, biking here is fun, but drivers tend to cut through here (roads are... More

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