Hoover Mudflats Boardwalk at Hoover Reservoir

Hoover Mudflats Boardwalk at Hoover Reservoir, Galena: Address, Hoover Mudflats Boardwalk at Hoover Reservoir Reviews: 4.5/5

Hoover Mudflats Boardwalk at Hoover Reservoir

Hoover Mudflats Boardwalk at Hoover Reservoir
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kevin864
Galena, OH32 contributions
Finally got water back!
Sep 2019
Took my 2 little boys here to scout fishing potential. Unfortunately the water level was too low but they have recently pumped enough back in (I'm told the nearby Alum Creek reservoir shares resources with this body of water). The boardwalk itself is cool and people were jogging on it. There's an old well visible when the water is that low though, which was unique.
Written February 12, 2020
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brianbauman2019
Galena, OH5 contributions
Relaxing on the Water
Sep 2019
Awesome spot to get out in Nature above the water. Great place to throw in a fishing line and catch some fish, while enjoying sunrise or sunset.
Written December 4, 2019
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Jeanne M
New Lenox, IL404 contributions
A little surprise
Sep 2019
They could use a bit better signage, but we found the correct parking lot eventually. This is simply a walk on a boardwalk that stretches out over the mudflats and water of the Hoover lake. Very nice way to view birds, fish, and shellfish.
Written September 29, 2019
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Ruth
Westerville, OH11 contributions
Just beautiful
Sep 2019 • Friends
This is a lovely walk right at the reservoir. It is just beautiful. I highly recommend this short delightful walk.
Written September 6, 2019
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mandotobi4000
Westerville, OH32 contributions
Great family stop to check out nature
Jun 2019 • Family
We love boardwalks and had no idea there was one so close to us in Westerville, Ohio. The Hoover Mudflats Boardwalk is a decent length and if you walk to the end, you'll get to the see the osprey nesting. It is a park, and therefore, FREE to walk. There are many people fishing on the boardwalk, which you'll have to walk around and be a bit careful (thinking: small children). The boardwalk offers a great view of Hoover Reservoir and you can watch kayakers coming and going, fish jumping, blue herons, etc.

It's a short walk from the heart of Galena, where we first stopped for a delicious dinner and local craft beer on the patio of Mudflats Bar & Grill. (Kids eat free there on Sundays and Tuesdays - and they have great kids meals!)
Written June 3, 2019
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Jim L
31 contributions
summer or winter great walkway
Aug 2018 • Friends
Busy fishing place spring to fall. A bit extra bird poop at the farthest area which is less visited by people. If you like shooting great scenery and/or birds, with is the place. The views change constantly as sun moves across the sky and occasional fogs, winds, etc. reset the scenery. Walk slowly and enjoy all the scapes. Kayakers, pontoon boaters, canoers,etc. When finished walking here, go about 1/2 mile on N. Galena Rd. to the walkway next to the cemetary. Here you will cross the old train trestle overlooking the Big Walnut Creek. Another excellent scape. Walk a bit further to the vista platform overlooking the gorge. Spend the day in Galena eating and walking. It's transformational.
Written February 6, 2019
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Rob W
Ohio14 contributions
Excellent nature location
Sep 2018 • Solo
Lots of waterbirds close by.
Nice view of the lake
Nice long boardwalk.
Quiet, a couple places to sit.
Written September 11, 2018
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P J Avery
New Albany, OH838 contributions
Awesome
Jul 2018 • Family
An awesome boardwalk that stretches out into the reservoir. Not a long boardwalk but it offers some amazing views of wildlife and of the reservoir. We spotted a dozen ducks, including a mother with her 5 little ducklings which my 2 year old loved to see.
Not much parking with about 12 spaces, so if there's a lot of fishermen out on the pier, lot will fill out fast. Keep on eye on your young children. There is enough space between safety cables to fall through
Written July 7, 2018
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closch7
Westerville, OH1,396 contributions
Peaceful walk
May 2018 • Friends
We moved to the area in June of 2016. It was a dry spring and summer. The mud flats truly were muddy flats. Barely enough water to float a kayak. Still a nice walk out to the osprey nest.
In 2017 and 2018 we had more rain and the lake filled and mud flats are at the bottom.
Often the boardwalk is filled with people fishing, but it's always been passable. People are respectful.
If the osprey are nesting you can get a glimpse of the young when it's feeding time. Nesting poles are far away from the walk, so bring your telephoto lens or binoculars.
Walk is slippery when wet. Closes in the evening. Small parking lot at the start, if full, people park along the quiet road.
Have a bite to eat at the Galena Diner, Coffee Vault, or Mudflats Bar & Grill all walking distance to the boardwalk.
Written June 18, 2018
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190patricia
Galena, OH85 contributions
Good For Fishing
May 2017 • Solo
I like to walk and this is a good place to walk and observe nature. However, it can be very crowded with people fishing, especially on the weekend. I have never had a problem with finding a place to park. It can be fun to watch someone when they catch a fish.
Written November 9, 2017
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